"FRC Announces Nationwide ‘Values Bus’ Tour"
The Family Research Council is out with a new video touting the success of its “Values Bus” tour in Iowa, which allowed presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann to highlight their anti-abortion, anti-gay views ahead of the Iowa straw poll in August. “The impact was so pronounced, that the values bus will be traveling the nation between now and the November 2012 election,” the group announces in its video and invites voters to “hop on” in support of traditional values. But if the August tour is any indication, few actual voters will take FRC up on that offer. Given the focus on the economy and the growing acceptance of marriage equality, the August tour was plagued by poor attendance and limited media coverage. In fact, to this day, the @ValuesBus Twitter account has attracted just 54 followers. Some other highlights: