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washingtonpost.com — 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.

For Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, and former senator Fred D. Thompson (Tenn.), the conference will be an opportunity to do what months of private meetings have failed to accomplish: become the consensus candidate for the evangelical movement, a key constituency of the Republican Party.

"At the moment, there's nothing but confusion every place I go," said Chuck Colson, who runs the Prison Fellowship, a national Christian ministry. "They lament the fact that there's no one candidate out there around whom evangelicals and conservative Catholics can sort of coalesce around and get excited about."

He added: "Nobody has rung the bell yet."

White evangelical Protestants represent about a quarter of the electorate, and they voted overwhelmingly for George W. Bush in 2000 and 2004. Political operatives say they are even more crucial to victory in a Republican primary.

The Republican hopefuls have arrived at Frank Page's doorstep one at a time for months. But after meeting with each of them, the head of the Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of the First Baptist Church of Taylors, S.C., remains uneasy and unsure about his choices.

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What Republican candidate do you believe suites the Religious Right needs?
Rudy Giuliani
2.7%
Mike Huckabee
18%
Duncan Hunter
1%
John McCain
6.9%
Ron Paul
57%
Mitt Romney
8.6%
Tom Tancredo
0.9%
Fred Thompson
4.3%
This is not a scientific survey, click here to learn more. Results may not total 100% due to rounding and voting descrepencies.
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Posted 2507 days ago
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Mike Huckabee can easily appeal to their needs. He is a minister.
Posted 2507 days ago
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Certainly, Ron Paul is the best candidate for christians. He is the only one opposed to the warmongering going on for the benefit of the rich. Prov 26:17. He would oppose "Hate Crimes" legislation. He is for Legal immigration.
Posted 2507 days ago
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jaymur - I agree with you on who is the best Republican candidate, but one thing is for certain Ron Paul will not pander to the Religious Right. He will not sell him self.
Posted 2507 days ago
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Conservative Christian Values Voter:
Are you looking for the right candidate to support?

Please consider this essay:
"Who Was That Masked Man?"
http://truthrealm.com/?q=node/7
Posted 2507 days ago
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"Brush fires of Freedom" follow where ever Ron Paul Speaks.
Posted 2506 days ago
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Mike Huckabee is a Pastor, he would be a good fit...But who CARES, we are not looking for a man of religion in the white house...I WANT BILL CLINTON Back with his cigars....
Posted 2506 days ago
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Wow, nearly 600 votes in 9 hours.
Methinks the voting is a tad inflated and unrepresentative.
Posted 2506 days ago
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I think Huckabee, as a former Pastor...Ron Paul is not your typical Christian Right candidate...so, he's NOT representative of that community.

Toscanini...I've seen this everywhere. It seems like Ron Paul has a dedicated following that are easily mobilized online. Anywhere there is mention of Ron Paul, they come out in force..and FAST. Perhaps the other candidates can emulate this...though all of this hasn't translated into national standing...
Posted 2504 days ago
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100% Mike Huckabee
Posted 2463 days ago
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Ron Paul supporters seem to call anyone willing to fight warmongers. Many even try to imply fighting for what is right goes against Scripture. Let's search the scriptures to see "whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11)

What makes anyone think Christians shouldn't fight for what is right? Why would Jesus have told his disciples to buy a sword (which was the weapon of choice during Bible times) if He didn't want them to fight for what they believed in? Luke 22:36 (KJV) "Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."

Psalms 144:1 (KJV) Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Hebrews 12:4 (KJV) Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
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Christ told His disciples to buy a sword to defend themselves, not to go on the offensive against those who believed differently. It's obvious that Ron Paul is the only Christian in the running. Being a pastor DOES NOT mean that a man is truly a disciple of Christ. My father, a Baptist preacher, told me to look at the fruits (He got that from Scripture) of the person. Only Paul shows fruits resembling those of a true Christian.
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