The Family Leader, a Christian family advocacy group, hosted the Thanksgiving Family Forum for the GOP candidates in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, 11/19/2011.
Six of the GOP presidential hopefuls sat in the sanctuary of First Federated Church last night around an oval table adorned with the orange and gold fruits of autumn, it was clear the Thanksgiving Family Forum was going to be a far cry from the standard debates broadcast by the mainstream media.
The purpose of the Forum, moderated by Frank Luntz, was to allow respectful discourse, free from the “gotcha” questions typical of other debates.
While the candidates’ temptation may have been to affirm how much they have common with one another and with religious voters, the forum also served to show sharp contrasts in how the presidential hopefuls would walk out their faiths in office.
Each of the candidates, in different ways, distinguished themselves from the others.
I found the video compelling and offer it here for you to watch in its entirety, courtesy of the event co-sponsor Citizen Link, an affiliate of Focus on the Family.
***Ed Randazzo, is a nationally syndicated author. He has been a conservative activist and consultant for over 30 years and is currently the Chief News Editor of Life and Liberty Media***