Evangelicals Meet to Decide which Candidate they will Support
Around 2,000 Evangelical voters gathered in Washington for the Values Voter Summit. On the agenda was choosing a presidential candidate to support, a difficult task now that Sam Brownback plans to drop out of the race.
According to the New York Times, Brownback was an appealing candidate because of his conservative stance on abortion and gay marriage and his focus on religion. He cited lack of support and money as reasons for dropping out.
There is little consensus over which of the remaining candidates should get the conservative vote, reported the Washington Post. Rudy Giuliani is not appealing because of his pro-life and pro-gay rights stances. Mitt Romney isn't ideal because of his Mormon religion and his flip-flopping stance on abortion. Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson are more likely to receive support.
The New York Times focused more on Brownback's withdrawal from the race, while the Washington Post spent a lot of time on the remaining candidates.