The Rev. Donald E. Wildmon is urging Christian voters in Iowa to vote for Newt Gingrich in their caucuses on Tuesday in what he describes as the “most critical” election in American history.
Wildmon also warns that voting for other “good” conservative candidates will ensure Mitt Romney’s victory.
Wildmon, founder of the American Family Association, is one of the nation’s most respected Christian leaders and has been at the forefront for decades in fighting for traditional values against a rising tide of secularism.
In an exclusive interview Thursday with Newsmax, Wildmon said other candidates in the Republican race, including Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Michele Bachmann, are all “good people.”
But he said a vote for any of them will divide the conservative vote and help former Massachusetts Gov. Romney.
Wildmon told Newsmax that Newt Gingrich is the only candidate who can wrest the White House back from President Barack Obama.
“I think he is the one person that could win the White House and make some of the changes that are desperately needed,” Wildmon insisted. “I think that he would be able to defeat Obama, and also he would be able to defeat Romney.”
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