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Old 09-16-2007, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Prominent evangelical leaders who spent the summer hoping Fred Thompson would emerge as their favored Republican presidential contender are having doubts as he begins his long-teased campaign.
For social conservatives dissatisfied with other GOP choices, the "Law & Order" actor and former Tennessee senator represents a Ronald Reagan-like figure, someone they hope will agree with them on issues and stands a chance of winning.

But Thompson's less-than-clear stance on a federal gay marriage amendment and his delay in entering the race are partly responsible for a sudden shyness among leading evangelicals.

"A month or two ago, I sensed there was some urgency for people to make a move and find a candidate," said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a Washington-based conservative Christian group. "Right now, I think people are stepping back a little and watching. The field is still very fluid."

Evangelicals Hesitant About Thompson
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:26 PM
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Location: Florida/Tennessee
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Right now... he's my choice.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am watching him. I have some concerns about whether he is staunchly pro-life enough to get my vote. We will see what pans out. Should be an interesting race.
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