The Alabama Federation of Republican Women invited me to write about Gov. Romney from a Southern perspective:
In spite of all the challenges he faced as leader of one of the most liberal states in America–or perhaps because of his decisive response to these challenges-he has risen amongst the GOP Presidential hopefuls. Today Governor Romney has annouced his candidacy for President in 2008. Perhaps we’ll look back on the Southern Leadership Conference as the place that southern Evangelicals first gave the “Yankee Governor with Southern Values” a real place at the table. Since then, several prominent evangelical leaders have publically stated they would consider supporting Gov. Romney. Dr. Frank Page, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, was a little like a kindly father willing to give the new guy a fair shake, when he told National Review, “I have deep disagreement with Romney’s theology, but won’t rule him out. Among the presidential candidates who have surfaced, he’s the closest to Southern Baptists in his social and moral beliefs.”
Also, note that below my post, Alabama State Treasurer Kay Ivey wrote that:
Governor’s Romney’s campaign continues to win supporters in Alabama. His speech in Montgomery last week-end was very well received and I’m pleased he is gaining momentum in other states too.
To see the whole post, click here–it’s gratifying to see his growing momentum all across the country.