Crowded as the GOP field may be, the religious right can't seem to find a congenial candidate. The Washington Post reports that evangelicals—today beginning a 2-day summit—remain unmoved no matter how sweetly Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and John McCain come calling. And the idea of a Rudy Guiliani nomination has a few threatening to back a third-party candidate.
Christian leaders are suspicious of Romney's Mormon faith, and Thompson loses points for refusing to endorse a same-sex-marriage ban. They're alarmed by Giuliani's stance on abortion, stem cell research, and gay rights. The expected departure of favorite Sam Brownback leaves many without a clear preference. "Nobody has rung the bell yet," says one minister.