Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Conservatives Endorsing Mitt Romney

Jones, who said he has met with Romney several times over the past few months, said he is sticking to his belief that the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints isn�t a Christian denomination, but he believes Romney's character is above reproach.

"He's a very presidential guy. He has a loving family. He has, as far as I can tell, no scandal connected with his life. I can't say that about all of the candidates unfortunately," Jones said.

"I'd be very concerned if he tried to make it appear in any of his statements that Mormonism is a Christian denomination of some sort. It isn't. There's a theological gulf that can't be bridged," Jones said.

"But as long as he says I am what I am and you are what you are and doesn't try to make it appear that we believe the same things, I can respect the difference."

"So it does come down to two things: (1) the viability of the candidate, which only Mitt Romney has demonstrated among the socially conservative candidates, and (2) whether social conservatives will have the courage to rally around the only viable social conservative alternative to Rudy Giuliani. A divided field means that Giuliani is likely to win the nomination. This is our choice to make, and we don't have long to make it."
James Bopp, Jr.

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