Republican presidential contenders
flocked to the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington,
D.C., this weekend trying to win over hundreds of evangelical
and Tea Party activists.
With battle lines clearly drawn
for 2012, Republican candidates know they must pay attention
to social issues in order to win the support of evangelical
“Social issues are the
gel that binds us as people. That’s the gel that keeps
generation after generation together,” Utah governor
and possible presidential candidate Jon Huntsman told CBN
News in a backstage interview.
But the former Utah governor
will undoubtedly have to explain his support for civil unions.
Meanwhile, former Mass. Gov.
Mitt Romney made it clear that he too was aware of the importance
of social issues to the GOP’s Christian base.