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-- back to the campaign found out pivotal moment could be coming for Mitt Romney tomorrow he will deliver the commencement speech.
At Liberty University which is the largest evangelical university in the country.
That address -- give -- a chance to talk about his faith.
Before a crucial group of voters John Roberts on this story for us this morning -- in Atlanta with more good morning John.
Hey good morning to -- -- it is a very big platform for Mitt Romney thirty to 35000 people are going to be at the stadium at liberty.
Thousands more watching on television across the country and it is an important opportunity for him to reach out to evangelical voters that he had a problem courting.
During the primary campaign Jonathan Falwell is the son of the -- the famous.
Late Jerry Falwell the founder of Liberty University he says that some evangelicals still have a problem with Mitt Romney because of his Mormon faith.
But that that can probably be overcome.
Think there's certainly there are some people out there who have issues with.
The Mormon faith that you know I -- issues with the Mormon faith as a pastor but.
We can still stand together as citizens of the United States were still Americans.
-- Falwell says most evangelicals get the idea that they're not electing a pastor they are electing a president -- So what are we expecting -- -- is say tomorrow at this speech John.
We we got some excerpts from his speech that were delivered to -- just a little while ago he's gonna talk a lot about the economy and jobs and while it looks like.
He will not talk specifically about his faith he will talk about values that he shares.
With evangelicals for example here's an excerpt that let's put up on the screen for -- he'll say the best cultural assets are values as basic -- personal responsibility.
The dignity of hard work and above all the commitments -- family take those away or taken for granted in so many things can go wrong in alive.
In -- Romney is beginning to win over some former opponents Robert Jeffords the pastor at first Baptist Church in Dallas Texas was a supporter of Rick Perry.
Famously called Mormon -- of a cult last year he now says -- Romney is quote not a Christian.
He is the best bet for evangelicals this year.
Given the choice between.
Christian like Barack Obama who embraces non biblical positions like abortion.
And a non Christian like Mitt Romney who embraces biblical values I think there's a good case to be made for voting for Mitt Romney in this election.
And and it looks like Mitt Romney is winning the support of those evangelicals he had such a hard time with earlier this year.
Recent Gallup poll found him leading President Obama 54 to 37%.
Among very religious voters moderately religious and nonreligious the numbers go the other way so at this point Martha.
He does seem to have evangelicals in his column and many evangelical leaders -- talked and said.
They believe that evangelicals will be motivated to -- after the polls for him in November.
And that's the big question how it how intense sad that follow will be for him whether or not have come out which -- very interesting.
I will be watching that one.
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