Now, "Evangelicals for Mitt" has hit the scene, a site comprised of five bloggers thusfar (Charles Mitchell, David French, Dawn Meling, Matt Gabler, and Nancy French--you can click on their names and get a bio on each of them . . . they are an impressive group with strong credentials in the political/media arena).
From the "Why We Support Mitt" page on their site:
Evangelicals for Mitt exists because we want a president who shares our political and moral values and priorities, can win in 2008, and can govern effectively thereafter. We believe that the leader of the free world should not only understand, but also articulate why, a values-based governing strategy will result in a more humane, just, and compassionate society. We believe we have found just a person in Mitt Romney, the governor of Massachusetts. He’s not just a candidate evangelicals can support—he is the best choice for people of faith. It’s not even close.
But…He’s a Mormon.
Yes, Gov. Romney is a Mormon. We are not. According to the liberal media, this is an unbridgeable gap, and evangelicals will never turn out to support a faithful Mormon like Mitt Romney. As usual, the media have it wrong . . .
To be perfectly clear, we believe Gov. Romney is not only acceptable to conservative Christians, but that he is clearly the best choice for people of faith. He is right on all the issues, and he has proven his positions with actions. He is a gifted and persuasive spokesman for our political and moral values.
We are confident Gov. Romney will appoint the kind of pro-life, conservative judges people of faith (and the Constitution) demand. While there’s no perfect candidate in the field on abortion, no serious presidential contender has risked more for the pro-life cause than Mitt Romney.
This important new grassroots support group is representative of a very important demographic that Romney will need to capture at least a decent percentage of in the GOP primaries and the vast majority of in the general election to become our next POTUS!
Just one more example that the support for Gov. Romney continues to grow! The last couple of weeks has seen the additions of three new state Blogsites "Floridians for Romney", "Coloradans for Romney", and "Texans for Mitt" (where new blogger Tim J.S. Heise seems to have joined up with Kevin Davis who's been running the "Texans for Mitt" Website for several months). Great to see all of the supporters catching the vision!