When it comes to the issue of abortion, faith, and gay marriages, it is no longer a surprise to find Republican campaigns that strongly oppose these issues. This is why many candidates of the presidential contest are asking for the support of their evangelical voters.
Recently, Rick Santorum had a number of boost of support among prominent Christian conservative leaders. This was a last-ditch effort to unite social conservative voters who plan to stop or at least slow down Mitt Romney’s approach to Republican nomination.
However, it was still unclear whether it was the decision of around 150 conservatives meeting in Texas will result to the change the shape of South Carolina’s race. Since the powerful evangelical vote of this state is divided, Santorum is fighting it off with four other candidates as they try to overtake Romney’s current lead.
According to Santorum, his shifting position in such social issues make him insufficiently conservative as the Republican Party’s standard bearer.
”The establishment is trying to ram Governor Romney down the people of South Carolina and everybody else’s throat as if he is inevitable,” Mr Santorum said. ”We’re not a secular nation,” he said. ”We’re a nation that believes in a provident hand.’‘
Meanwhile, other Republican candidates are still trying to scrutinize Romney’s changing position in such social issues.