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Weyrich flips on Romney.

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Last November, Moral Majority co-founder Paul Weyrich “made a splash” when he endorsed former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney for president. “With a clear conservative vision to move America forward, he will strengthen our economy, our military and our families,” said Weyrich of Romney. The LA Times reports that in a new letter, however, Weyrich joins other social conservatives and urges McCain to reject Romney as vice president:

To be clear, we all welcome anyone who has come around to the cause of life and family. However, Romney’s actions as governor flatly contradict both the values widely associated with his faith as well as his pro-life and pro-traditional marriage campaign rhetoric.

In February, Romney met with “50 stalwarts of the political right” about possibly “becoming the face of conservatism.”