Republican Presidential Candidates Woo Evangelicals
Potential Republican presidential candidates have already started with their campaign to get the party’s nod and one of the steps is to get the approval of the evangelicals. As early as now the candidates have met with conservative Christians, preachers, and religious home-schoolers from various states in the hopes of winning the evangelical vote.
Last Saturday, the candidates made an appearance at the Rediscover God in America, which is a whole day broadcast that aired in more than 200 churches across the United States. One of the congregations is the Leesburg Church of the Nazarene, where at least 25 parishioners gathered to take down notes and hear what the evangelical leaders and Republican hopefuls have to say. The evangelical vote is 40 percent of the total Republican Party.
Former Arkansas Governor and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee was one of the speakers in the event and he quoted the New Testament as he stated that the people of faith should reclaim America. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour told the viewers that the he would be tougher against abortion and has a firm stand on social issues.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrinch stated that the next president of the United States should be ready to sign various executive orders such as the abolishment of czars and anti-abortion laws. He has a 61 percent approval rating among evangelical Republicans.