Is Rick Perry having a Rev. Jeremiah Wright moment? He's having to distance himself from evangelical leader Robert Jeffress, who says that Mormonism – Mitt Romney's religion – is "a cult."
At the Values Voter Summit this weekend, traditional social conservatives hope to tap into tea party fervor. Some GOP presidential hopefuls are there to show their stuff for a straw poll.
The 'tea party' movement coalesces around fiscal responsibility and limited federal government, not bans on abortion or gay marriage. It's an agenda that some say will attract more people to the Republican Party, though it may leave social conservatives wandering in the wilderness.