As many of you may have heard, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make a speech about his faith (a la JFK 1960) Thursday in College Station, Texas. Wonder if all this has to do with Mike Huckabee's surging Iowa poll numbers, especially among Christian conservatives.
Kevin Madden, Romney's press person says:
"Governor Romney has made a decision to deliver a speech titled "Faith in America."
"The governor has been invited to The George Bush Presidential Library in College Station, Texas to deliver this address on Thursday, December 6.
"This speech is an opportunity for Governor Romney to share his views on religious liberty, the grand tradition religious tolerance has played in the progress of our nation and how the governor's own faith would inform his Presidency if he were elected.
"Governor Romney understands that faith is an important issue to many Americans, and he personally feels this moment is the right moment for him to share his views with the nation."
"Governor Romney personally made the decision to deliver this speech sometime last week.
"While identifying a venue for this address, the campaign consulted with President George H.W. Bush's office last week about Governor Romney's decision. President Bush was gracious enough to extend an invitation to deliver the speech at the presidential library.
"The invitation to speak at the presidential library is not an endorsement of Governor Romney's campaign.
-Kevin Madden, Romney for President campaign spokesman