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Tea Party movement -- -- did on the national scene in 2009 pushing for fiscal responsibility.
Social issues were not on the mind of most Tea Party years.
But according to author David Brody and his new book the T evangelicals the inside story of how evangelicals and the Tea Party are taking back America.
The Tea Party is -- new partnership with the evangelical movement -- -- down recently with the author to discuss that collaboration.
Here's -- -- Brody are gonna say it's -- these -- -- on well LaMont your book or something about a book I've known to evangelicals all right so is simple concept.
Tea Party people it's fourteen party concepts limited government right -- -- -- are a balanced budget and evangelicals.
The -- okay he said he didn't wanna write this book.
Quite -- couple different reasons but the main reason is that I'd still like you know what was the point until I actually saw what was going on -- -- actually saw.
-- something developing in 2010 and how could you not write this story I mean that's what ended up happening I -- all these evangelical showing up at a Tea Party rallies.
There -- prayers going on everything -- said.
Thought that I gotta do something about this because everybody was making this up.
A -- of libertarians hold enough signs and everything has a wait a minute hold on for second there are a bunch of conservative Christians in this movement.
Matter of fact 5060% of the movement is conservative Christian -- decided to come up with a name and there was -- -- how -- this impacted the 2012 presidential race.
-- -- a couple different which different ways a Mitt Romney obviously needs the T evangelicals in a big way to show up you know Ralph freeze proof of faith and freedom coalition background on the T evangelical type organization they have Tea Party -- -- evangelicals.
They've got the cell phone numbers and emails of thirteen million evangelicals in this country right now they didn't have that in 2008.
Right -- -- didn't have that help.
Mitt Romney has that -- if they can go ahead and get three million more evangelicals to the polls these T evangelical type voters.
It really could be game set match in Romney can -- a -- thank you know told don't you think though I mean -- where they gotta go I mean.
You know the bad results of of three and a half four years of Obama.
When they wanna support Romney -- his or something he needs to specifically do to reach out to them.
Yeah why can tell you first of all a good VP pick is -- is a good start I'm actually be on that that was a good VP pick -- well there are there folks within the evangelical community that they can now now this guy's morbid tier big guy but -- Bobby Jindal might be a good pick.
You know there are folks that believe within the evangelical community that Rob Portman actually isn't such a bad pick and a lot of people think now -- and now -- -- -- didn't even joking to me there's kind of split on Mac so it just depends but I think the stumps about -- Marco Rubio is also pretty pretty good pick for short putt but I think ultimately it's gonna come down -- the stump speech you know how bad -- Mitt Romney going to two -- -- brief court.
This -- evangelical audience how does he do it.
You guys to take a play out of work santorum's playbook combine fiscal issues social wishes the declaration of independence we -- it all in.
To this Judeo Christian nation that we have here if you can really talk about that I think he's able to get a lot more T -- some -- Polls when you look at issues involving the contraception mandate and then contraceptive mandate.
That morning after pill at all of these social issues.
And the president's position on defense of marriage act -- the president's position recently through executive Fiat and -- immigration behind the -- the -- to that he'd had the bad economy to that.
I just that I have for any conservative any Tea Party member I just don't see -- they could possibly hope for in this election yeah.
But it's it's not -- it's not so much -- they're going to vote for because you know for example.
-- a lot of folks have voted for let's say Santorum or Gingrich you know that if there are not a big Romney fan will still go to the polls and vote for Romney but what they burn a friend -- -- organized.
You know the T evangelicals -- the worker bees out there you you know that I shall have socialist like deal Christian coalition and they're very much so but it's but it's morphed into a much different venue a -- well on this is what we talk about in the book I gotta tell you mentioned the contraception and Emmy and a lot of what this is about.
Two when it comes at least evangelicals you know cutting Planned Parenthood funding you know all of this there.
The fact that they can we fiscal social issues to.
Together we really aren't here -- a lot about the social issues which I know you care about new cover extensively.
That seems -- this you know issues 12 and three of the economy for 56.
Have to do a national security.
Does that bother you as a strong evangelical -- pro life and and pro defense of marriage -- -- probably not at all as a matter of fact it doesn't bother millions tens of millions of evangelicals mean if you look at some of these congressional score -- put out by the family research council Concerned Women for America down the list.
And you'll see that indeed it's not just about the life in the marriage issue it's about a balanced budget amendment it's about reducing -- to see go down.
Down the list of somebody on it all hello a lot of people want Romney were from ran for governor and he said he was pro choice than what she did say.
They said but I didn't every time legislation came to his desk -- right he didn't go along with the pro life position.
You might think it that showed his sincerity in his change of position do you agree with that -- absolutely I agree with that and also -- -- -- and I say this in the book that you will see in 2006 he had -- if you wanna call a secret meeting if you will with evangelical -- -- far back as 2006 we -- The late Jerry Falwell with Franklin Graham Gary Bauer and on that about whole list they were all in and a Mitt Romney's -- -- in New Hampshire.
The reason sandwiches at the end of that meeting about a month later they all got something in the mail from Mitt Romney was a chair.
They all got our chair on the back there was a plaque to say you won't always have a seat at my table -- and that's all the evangelical leaders -- a great because a great wolf.
Got a great move great and I was I think that was necessary mental.
It was symbolic.
No absolutely it's behind its interest in what's going on in front of the camera and everything I don't care if you're gonna try never got a chair I'm still waiting -- I went for a class a -- I'll take I think it got to take that it's.
Great to see and I love them appreciate it appreciate this.
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