Do my eyes deceive? From the Washington Times:
The only evangelical in the top tier of candidates is Mr. Huckabee, a former Arkansas governor, but he hasn’t won over the conservative leaders.
“I was disappointed that in a recent speech he suggested that we should offer economic incentives to Iran to deter their development of a nuclear bomb and urged more negotiations,” Mr. [Gary] Bauer said. “I don’t see how you negotiate with a Holocaust denier.”
All nine major Republican candidates are expected to attend the summit briefing, where they will give 20-minute speeches to social conservative activists from across the country.
The leaders defended Mr. Romney’s evolution from pro-choice advocacy to the view that life begins at conception.
“I don’t think he’s flip-flopping,” Mr. [Tony] Perkins said.
Mr. Bauer agreed that Mr. Romney’s change of heart was sincere, even though it “happened to coincide with a primary [election campaign] schedule.”