Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced Monday that he is taking the first steps toward a presidential run by forming an exploratory committee.
Romney announced the start of his exploratory committee with a YouTube video. He said his knowledge as a business leader is what America needs to fix high foreclosure and unemployment rates and the economic unrest.
As the founder of a business, he said, “I learned how America competes with companies in other countries, why jobs leave and how jobs are created here at home.” more >>
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich spoke Sunday at a Texas megachurch where he railed against secularism and called for the defense of the nation’s Christian values.
Gingrich, who shows signs that he is interested in the GOP presidential nomination although he has yet to officially declare his candidacy, told thousands of conservative evangelical Christians at Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, that liberal college professors and mainstream media are turning America into a godless society.
He called on evangelical voters to protect the nation’s Christian roots and its freedoms, citing prayers of past U.S. presidents and the Declaration of Independence. more >>
Amid anonymous talk that Rep. Michele Bachmann may be establishing an exploratory committee for a presidential run, family groups are testifying about her strengths and convictions as a conservative.
Since CNN reported that a source close to Bachmann said she may run for the GOP presidential nomination, conservatives have been debating whether the three-term Congresswoman from Minnesota has what it takes to woo GOP voters to her side.
“She’s a person who should have a platform and microphone because she’s got something to say,” said Connie Mackey, president of the conservative Family Research Council's Political Action Committee. more >>
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has made public his interest in the Republican presidential nomination by forming an exploratory committee for the 2012 election.
Pawlenty, a former two-term governor, unveiled his exploratory committee in a video posted on his Facebook page on Monday. In the video, he promised that together with Americans “we will restore America again.”
He is now the second Republican candidate, after Georgia businessman Herman Cain, to establish an exploratory committee. The committee will allow Pawlenty to raise more money for a possible run. more >>
A national Zionist organization contended that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s unapologetic support for Israel on Sunday will win her votes.
Morton Klein, the national president of Zionist Organization of America, said Palin’s expression of support for the Jewish state while visiting a holy site will definitely help her politically.
“This will only increase her votes,” Klein told The Christian Post. more >>
Traditionally, evangelicals and Mormons have regarded each other with suspicion and contact was kept at a minimum. But on Thursday, a high-profile delegation of evangelical leaders was hosted by Utah’s governor, a Mormon, at his mansion and spent time engaging with one of the top leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The event involving board members of the National Association of Evangelicals was the first time that anything close to an official evangelical council had come to Utah to listen and extend a hand of friendship to the LDS Church.
“I see the NAE coming to Utah, and not just meeting here but saying, ‘We want to meet at least one Mormon leader and extend the hand of friendship;’ I see that as a very historic and courageous act,” said Dr. Richard Mouw, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, to The Christian Post. more >>