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Published: Wednesday, March 21 2012 2:57 p.m. MDT

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So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

"Those evangelical networks helped propel former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee to a popular vote victory in the 2008 primary in Louisiana over Sen. John McCain."

This article is hilarious! And where did this popular vote victory ultimately get Huckabee in 2008? Nowhere!

Evangelicals say that Romney doesn't "share" their conservative values. Let's be real. They really mean his Mormon beliefs don't match their own personal beliefs.

Mitt is certainly conservative enough for me. Do I agree with him on everything? No. But, do I think he's the one GOP candiate who has the best chance of unseating the incombent in office? Absolutely.

Southern evangelicals will not carry the GOP nomination. Quite your "not conservative enough" talk and pull your support behind the candidate who is far, far, far more conservative than the incumbent in office.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

Romney's inability to win in the south is hurting his overall chances. Even if he wins the required number of delegates the GOP may be unwilling to nominate him if they think he can't bring home the Bible Belt vote.

Without strong GOP support many southern states may go to Obama, which would lead to a sure GOP loss in the overall election.

David
Centerville, UT

When Romney is the GOP nominee, I am fairly confident that he will win the Southern states over Obama. Even though the Evangelical voters do not vote for Romney in the Primaries, do you really think they will select Obama over Romney in the general election?

If they do, it is pure bigotry against Romney.

Polls show that upwards of 80% of those not voting for Romney now will vote for him if he is the nominee. I am sure that number will increase further once November approaches and Americans truly consider whether to vote four more years for Obama...that would be a disaster.

There will be some democrats that cross over and vote for Romney. Many Independents will also vote for Romney. I believe it will take ballot box stuffing for Obama to win in November.

Watch the ballot boxes closely!

Franjeado
Lambare, Paraguay

Well, it seems that evangelicals have no Problems supporting a Catholic, they're just against Mormons; it's sad that this has nothing to do with Democracy, it's just a fight of Religions.

DeltaFoxtrot
West Valley, UT

@David: The problem is that if it ends up Romney vs Obama many southern republicans may not show up to vote at all. Attendance a the primaries is already near record lows, a lot of people just don't care.

The thing with the south is that while it has large numbers of extremely religious, rural, middle class white folks it also has large numbers of secular, urban, lower class minorities... and those people will turn out to vote for Obama in record numbers, just as they did four years ago. So if there isn't a strong GOP presence at the polls the states may go to Obama.

Look at North Carolina. It went blue for Obama... prior to that the last time NC was blue was in 1976... for Carter, a southerner who won the *entire* south. And where are the Democrats holding their convention this year? Why Charlotte, NC of course.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Mitt knows he can't win Louisiana with all the anti-mormon bias among the protestants there. If he can do well - as he did in the other southern states and grab some delegates that is all that matters.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

DeltaFoxtrtot,

You bring up good points, but I think enough people will show up to keep Obama from winning those states. After all, David mentioned that polls show about 80% will vote for Romney (I'm guessing it's the 20% that won't vote, which won't be enough for the minorities to get Obama in).

That's even if Obama wins over all those minorities anyway; Obama is not as popular as he thinks, and many people have wised up to how bad of a president he has been (I'm actually surprised that he still has supporters). Romney will be seen as a satisfactory replacement for almost any democrat who is dissatisfied with Obama. That certainly goes for independents, too. Romney is still seen as the favorite in the presidential election.

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