GOP '08 Candidates to Kiss Religious Right Butt at "Values Voter Summit"
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This post, written by Joe Sudbay, originally appeared on AMERICAblog
Big weekend in DC for the ultra-right wingers. They're having their "Values Voters Summit" at the Washington Hilton, conveniently located in the gayest neighborhood in the city.
All the GOP presidential candidates are going to be here to kiss the butts of the religious right. The religious right types aren't so enamored with the GOP candidates as the Washington Post reminds us:
For months, Republican presidential candidates such as Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and John McCain have courted evangelical Christians, meeting with religious leaders throughout the Midwest and the South.
Today, thousands of Christian conservatives will gather in Washington to confront the fact that none of the candidates has won them over.
So big test for all those Republican wannabes. Can they win over the fringe James Dobson-types of the GOP?
They've already started tripping over themselves to be the most right-wing of the right-wing according to the Associated Press preview:
Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's argument to woo restive religious and social conservatives comes down to this: "I have a record that can be trusted." GOP rival Mitt Romney's goes like this: "I am pro-family on every level, from personal to political."
Joe Sudbay is a DC-based political consultant with over twenty years of experience at both the state and federal level.