As Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Saturday, sitting in the front row, very quietly, was televangelist Pat Robertson.
Robertson did not appear at last month’s Republican National Convention, but WAVY-TV’s account of Romney’s speech suggests the GOP presidential nominee’s remarks were tailored to reach out to Robertson’s Christian fundamentalist fanbase — particularly a knock at the Democratic Party’s disagreement over whether to include “God” in its platform at its own national convention this past week.
“I will not take God out of our platform,” Romney said. “I will not take God off our coins and I will not take God out of my heart.”
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