From a CBS interview with Gov. Romney:
good morning again. surveys show that nearly one american in five is a white evangelical christian and almost 60% of those are republicans. so when a conservative evangelical group gathered here this weekend, republican presidential candidate trooped in hoping to win the group’s straw poll. rudy giuliani stressed his belief in god. fred thompson promised his first act of president would be to pray for guidance, john McCain talked about being a prisoner of war in vietnam, and former arkansas governor mike huckabee who is also a baptist minister stressed values over politics. but it was former massachusetts governor mitt romney, a mormon, who narrowly edged huckabee to win the straw poll. romney’s people called it a big boost and for sure it was a surprise.