Panicked Fundie-Bigots Meet in Texas to Find Their ‘Anti-Romney’ to Support – Rick Santorum

The tiny minds of the flaccid stakeholders in the movement to control wombs and demonize the LGBT community are trying to agree upon which Clown in the GOP Clown Car to unite behind to take out Mittens.

If you follow the professional bigot brigade, the some of the 150 or so attendees at this event are familiar to you –

  • Tony Perkins of the Southern Poverty Law Center hate-group designated organization the Family Research Council
  • Richard Land, grand poobah of the Southern Baptists
  • the decrepit Don Wildmon of the Mississippi-based gay bashing American Family Association
  • Gary Bauer, failed 2000 presidential candidate (and failed flapjack flipper), head of Campaign for Working Families
  • James Dobson, founder of (and shadow still prime mover of) Focus on the Anus Family.

They were invited to the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas for this meeting, ostensibly to influence the outcome of the primary season for the Republicans, which is looking at this point mighty dim if nominating a fundie was the desired goal.

UPDATE: Rick Santorum, despite a snowball’s chance in hell of getting the nomination, has been anointed the savior for the social conservative womb controllers and gay-haters. And they have not asked Newt or Perry to deep six their campaigns. (WaPo):

Former senator Rick Santorum has emerged as the choice of more than 150 evangelical leaders who huddled at a Texas ranch Friday night to debate their preferred candidate in the GOP presidential race.

But in a sign that the effort may be too little too late, the leaders did not discuss any plans to urge former House speaker Newt Gingrich or Texas Gov. Rick Perry to drop out of the White House race, according to one participant — meaning that social conservatives could well split their support this year, just as they did during the 2008 GOP presidential primary.

…“There was not a fear that this is too late; there was a sense that this could be exactly the right time,” he said, noting that evangelicals are a key voting bloc in South Carolina.  [cont’d.]

Mittens is, in these Dominionist minds: 1) not a reliable conservative; 2) Mormon; 3) candidate of the GOP mainstream, thus suspect; 4) a Mormon; 5) has been for, at one point or another — some gay rights, and in favor of reproductive freedom, and 6) a Mormon.

According to the Politico, Rick Perry was the clear favorite of this bunch, but as his campaign tanks rapidly, they are even willing to overlook serial adulterer Newt Gingrich’s myriad moral flaws:

Many of the individuals on the host list attended a previous closed-door session with Rick Perry this summer. But Perry’s candidacy stalled out, though he’s pledged to take his campaign on to South Carolina despite a disappointing fifth-place finish in Iowa.

Movement conservatives are concerned that a vote split between Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum among base voters could enable Mitt Romney to grab the GOP nomination. A source who shared the invitation said the meeting was about how to avoid such a possibility.

Bauer is playing coy, claiming it’s not a Stop Romney gathering, saying “There’s only one person I’m interested in stopping and that’s Barack Obama.” Jon Ward at the Huffington Post reports, however, that they are pushing for Perry and Newt (!) to drop out so that they can get behind (no pun intended) Santorum.