The EFM Feature

Earlier this week, while still recovering from my concussion, I had a lengthy phone conversation with a reporter about EFM’s activities over the past six years.  It made me realize how much we’ve written in support of Mitt.  While we can always point people to our book, I started thinking: “What are the ‘greatest hits’ in our case for Mitt?  What are the major EFM pieces in the MSM and elsewhere?”  Here is my best shot at a list (and a walk through memory land):

The Washington Post:  The evangelical case for Mitt Romney — and against Robert Jeffress

USA Today:  Why Romney can — and should — win the evangelical vote.

CNN (this one is the most vitriolic column I’ve ever written, but I was incredulous at Gringrich’s appeal to evangelicals): Why evangelicals should dump Gingrich.

National Review Online (I’ve written quite a bit for NRO, but this piece came at a critical time): Mitt Romney defended rights of conscience in Massachusetts.

Patheos: Mitt Romney’s health care advantage?

Patheos (again): A letter to evangelicals who don’t support Mitt because of his Mormonism.

Patheos (yet again):  A Mormon president: are souls at stake?

Patheos (yes, yet again):  The case for Mitt Romney.

The Daily Caller: Evangelicals can (and should) support Mitt Romney.

and . . .

My favorite piece from the EFM archives:  Mormons: an appreciation.

In the weeks and months that follow, one or more of your friends will ask about Mitt, and I’m betting that the answer can be found in one of the columns above.  Read (or re-read) and enjoy!

Comments and Discussion

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6 Responses to EFM’s Greatest Hits

  1. RC says:

    Thanks David,

    I went down memory lane and read all the above. Indeed, friends can be made from all walks of life. Isn’t that what life is partly for? To embrace one another as brothers and sisters, to help and assist those around us (no matter their religion, race or status), to have true charity one to another. Didn’t the Master say, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye alove one another; as I have loved you, that ye also blove one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have alove one to another.”

    David and Nancy, you are truly one of a kind. I have known thousands of Evangelical Christians in my lifetime, but no one compares to your love, to your understanding and more especially to your charity. God bless you in your efforts to make this a better world to live in – for all of us.

    Te amamos mucho. Gracias por todo lo que hacen.

  2. Terry says:

    Echoing RC’s sentiments. I discovered EFM in 2008, and have been a follower ever since. It was refreshing to find a site arguing the fact that one did not have to be in support of Mormon doctrine in order to support a Mormon for president of the United States.

    If Mitt wins the nomination for president, I hope you folks won’t take that as a sign that it’s time to close up shop. EFM can still provide support for Mitt during his terms as president. You have given folks like me the desire to become more knowledgeable and involved in the political workings of this country. I have to admit that before I found EFM, my interest in politics amounted to “okay, who won?” Pathetic, I know, but between EFM and Mitt, I find that I now pay more attention to what’s going on politically in this country than I used to–much more attention.

    And, BTW, have you seen the rolling chat column the folks over at have? What are the chances something like that could be incorporated in the EFM site? It would be wonderful if we could talk to each other in real time like they do over there.

    Just a suggestion.

  3. Mike (Green Eyeshades) says:

    I hope you don’t mind but I have quoted from your article “Mormons, An Appreciation” several times in various Sunday School and other church classes starting from the first week back in 2007 when you first wrote that article. You way of articulating our shared values remains unsurpassed.

    RC, Terry and all others who like to make comments here, let me please encourage you to go to, buy David and Nancy’s book “Why Evangelicals should Support Mitt Romney (and Feel Good About It” and then leave a review. We owe them that much and it will help get the work out.

    • Terry says:

      David…bought the book when it first came out, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll double check to make sure I also left a review.

  4. David French says:

    Thanks all for the kind words. It’s remarkable how nostalgic I’ve become since Mitt clinched the nomination. We’ve been fighting this fight for a very long time, and now there’s a bit of a lull — the “deep breath before the plunge” (to quote Gandalf).

    And Terry I have seen that chat feature. It’s very interesting, but I don’t like unmoderated comments because of the unique hate this site tends to draw. I at least like to see what goes on the site before it pops up :)

    • Terry says:

      David–good point, and one I hadn’t thought of. I can see how with this site–and in order to keep the posts clean—moderation in all things (pun intended), needs to be the order of the day. We certainly don’t need unfettered EFM/Mormon haters inundating us with their barn-yard opinions.

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