Now that the elections are getting reved up we all have to start thinking about the big issues. What can be bigger than abortion? Mit Romeny has had some strong views and it looks like it might not even hurt him that bad:
Land said he has heard Romney publicly tell stories about researching embryonic research and recognizing that the embryos are human life.
But he recognizes that not every evangelical voter feels the same way because of Romney’s past.
“Not all evangelicals have had the chance to hear him say it personally,” he said.
Still, Land said evangelicals would turn out in a potential general election match-up between President Barack Obama and Romney, if only to vote against Obama.
“That’s what’s ironic about Romney … they know who they’re voting for,” Land said. “In large part, they feel he’s not Mormon enough. If he had the same position on life and on marriage the Mormon faith has, there wouldn’t be a question.”
“The fact is that he’s so far off the reservation that there are lingering concerns about whether he’s really committed to the pro-life cause,” he said.
Land says Christians and evangelicals are more familiar with Mormonism because their preachers have explained the religion to them. He said that makes them possibly more accepting of Mormonism than people with other religious beliefs.
This article first appeared on POLITICO Pro at 4:15 p.m. on November 3, 2011.
At the core, Romney’s fairly conservative.He obviously had to go to the center to get elected in Massachusett’s. I don’t think conservatives need to worry about him going back to the center on those issues. He’d be a socially conservative president.
However, Romney won’t go out of his way to make social issues a top priority. If elected, his mandate would be to get the economy going again. In my opinion.