Transcript for Rev. Billy Graham's Son on Evangelical Vote
Her voice your vote us tonight more than a 150. Leaders -- -- powerful part of the Republican Party evangelical Christians are gathering at a Texas ranch. To decide this question which Republican. Should they support this November a number of them have said. They want to hear more -- Mitt Romney who is a Mormon. And today ABC's David Muir talked to one of the most powerful evangelicals Franklin Graham son of the reverend Billy Graham Davis -- great to see you -- as you know we've learned tonight that. Mitt Romney's campaign will make its case before that huge group of Christian conservatives the campaign telling me they're sending someone. To convince evangelical leaders that Romney a Mormon will stand up for the same social issues they want front and center come November. And today some powerful clues from the Reverend Billy Graham's son Franklin. With just a -- album will be crucial South Carolina primary. More than a hundred conservative Christians evangelical leaders will gather in Texas where one influential reverend said this about presidential field. Evangelicals come November might have to hold their noses and vote for the lesser of two weevils. Today we -- reverend Franklin Graham -- -- -- with that. -- that may be true because Graham says -- conservative Christians are not convinced of who will best represent their views on abortion and their opposition to gay rights in South Carolina this -- on abortion some of the superpower supporting Rick Santorum. Principled conservatives never waver in defense of the -- Newt Gingrich ad targeting Romney. What happened after Massachusetts moderate Mitt Romney changed his position from pro abortion. Does that bother you does -- concern. Not pick -- things in life we we we do change our positions and our views -- -- Ronald Reagan. Certainly his views views evolved so I think -- governor Romney. Yes he has changed his position but I except those changes. And on Newt Gingrich's three marriages reverend Graham told us this well another speaker. -- he's a fine man and I accept the the answer that he has given that he has an older is a white man -- a grandfather. And on the question of religion and those who question whether Mitt Romney a Mormon is a Christian. The holy Bible is the sold. Authorities -- of course Mormon has some day they have the book of mormons as mainstream christianity no we don't accept that but we do share. Many other common values that I believe are important -- this nation -- -- we're not we're not voting for the the pastor in chief of the United States we're where voting for the president were looking for person who has. Most qualified. And in fact what struck us today in talking with the reverend Graham has that moment right there when he said we're not voting for pastor in chief. We heard those exact words from governor Romney this week and when I ask reverend Graham if governor Romney is the nominee. Will Christian conservatives coalesce around him he said give it time when they get to know him that he thinks. The answer is yes they will so this means he's a Romney man he didn't go that far but he gave some indication there today that the support is growing. All right David has been covering Mitt Romney thanks.
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