Tony Perkins says he is in constant contact with Romney and his campaign
Ahead of his group’s annual Values Voter Summit, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins — one the most prominent public supporters of Todd Akin — said he’s in regular contact with Mitt Romney and his presidential campaign, and lauded Romney’s new focus on what he called ‘issues of faith.’
‘He’s starting to feel more confident about those issues,’ Perkins said of Romney during a bloggers briefing Tuesday at the Heritage Foundation. ‘There’s been a hesitancy because there are theological differences between us evangelicals and the Mormon faith. And you can’t blur that line. And in my discussion with him, I said you can’t blur that line.’
Perkins said he talked with Team Romney about how best to leverage Democrats’ chaotic floor vote in Charlotte that added ‘God’ to the platform, and support for Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reportedly at the urging of President Obama.