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Governor Romney has -- secrets and it's one that potentially could help him win this election.
Talking about the evangelical vote which in 2008 accounted for 30% of Ohio's vote which is up for grabs.
And our next guest says the evangelical.
-- voter base is all ready and -- -- to cast their ballots for Mitt Romney if they haven't already.
-- right now to explain is doctor Mark Smith president of Ohio Christian university and vice chairman.
Of the faith and freedom coalition chapter in Ohio.
Good morning to you doctor.
Good morning Steve what a great weekend for democracy in America.
-- right on the cusp of the big general election which is Tuesday.
You say that you think -- put up graphic.
Doctor that shows the impact of evangelicals.
In a couple of the swing states.
It -- they account for 30% of the vote in Ohio 31% of the vote in Iowa in 26% of the vote in Wisconsin and you say doctor that they are.
Energized to get out there and vote for Mitt Romney why.
Well there are a number of reasons why -- -- energized but particularly when the president endorsed.
Same sex marriage you can win he endorse.
There -- took away a lot of religious liberties with the Affordable Care Act.
This group became very energized if you back up to the 2004.
Was a major election regarding the marriage amendment the way that was one in oh how.
Was the rule voters out -- did the metropolitan areas slipped 250000.
Margin was racked up in a place like Cuyahoga county and then the rule voters came through it at that 5101000.
-- can only.
And and they ended up winning that election -- we see that same intensity the rule voter right now.
Is really engaged -- that's for many of the Evan gel locals live in fact.
You'll see that percentage increased to 32 or 33%.
I've worked with faith and freedom.
We have had over a hundred pastor training sessions around the state.
There -- just numerous numerous ways that we've contacted these voters three million voter guides have been sent out.
Another three million from folks like -- like Tony Perkins -- and -- research council and and Seth Morgan and not -- -- us citizens for community values.
Tim Brock Morton has done pastor training just huge numbers of people are involved in this effort.
Page and you -- touched a little.
It about this with the Affordable Care Act I know a bit a number of Catholics are really upset.
Because of one of the mandate says that employers.
Aside from churches.
Even though they may have connections to.
Religious institutions like Catholic Charities and schools and things like that they have to pay for.
You know contraceptives and things like that the Catholic -- Paul the government in -- in the court over that's -- -- you're infringing on our religious.
Liberties so you're saying that the evangelicals are watching what this administration do into the Catholic said wait a minute -- were adamant.
We're all in this together a list.
The Catholic Church I work with the Catholics for Ohio.
And a group of 500000 people that didn't vote last time -- -- contacted over and over and -- engaged this time.
Catholic bishops are are issuing letters -- -- to the pre three dates but also on the -- helical side.
The pastors have watch what have happened what has happened the last four years.
Everyone was excited about Barack Obama's message of hope and changing and but when he's when he continued to lean further and further left and -- be candid and and he began to impact the church.
And all of the biblical stances of the charge -- marriage then suddenly the church became engaged so we are seeing.
Right now the most.
Involved and an enthusiastic.
Group of churchgoers and faith communities and value voters.
That I've seen in my lifetime it is just amazing.
What is happening in about one million.
Values voters have been contacted and the last week with phone calls well and -- the independents are bringing more it's amazing what's happening in Ohio right now.
Well I I think you're right about the enthusiasm level for Mitt Romney in Ohio doctor because there there was a rally yesterday Mitt Romney 30000 people it was history.
Doctor Mark Smith president of Ohio Christian university.
Sir thank you very much for joining us today from Boston thank you.
Thank you and it's going to be a great day -- Cal Thomas told me as we were.
Together yesterday he said they always -- value.
The media always undervalues they have a joke about it you'll see on Election -- the difference of mates well we're gonna know sooner than later doctor thank you are much.
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