Evangelical leaders tell The Brody File that they would be excited to see Sen. Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney’s VP pick and in an interview with The Brody File, Rubio returns the love by telling me that, “evangelical leaders have played an important role in framing America’s political debate.”
Watch my interview with Rubio, which was recorded Thursday morning in our Brody File studio.
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David Brody: I can tell you I’m talking to evangelical leaders and when they, when I talk about who would be a great VP, I know you get the VP question all the time. When they say ‘Who would be a great VP pick within the evangelical world?’ You’re at the top of the list. What do you say about that because evangelicals would be very comfortable with you as a VP?
Marco Rubio: Well I don’t discuss the Vice Presidential process out of respect for Governor Romney and the decisions that he’s making, but I think evangelical leaders have played an important role in framing America’s political debate, and I think there’s forces out there that want to discourage them from being involved in American politics, almost guilt them into saying we shouldn’t mix religion with politics, or spirituality with politics.
And I certainly think the one thing I would say to you is that you can’t have a strong country, you can’t have a strong economy without strong people. And the church community, the faith community has an important role to play in helping families and parents raise strong children who become strong adults who become the foundations of a strong country.
Not only do they have the religious constitutional liberties to participate in our politics, but the values that they defend to our faith are critically important for the well-being of this country and its future. So I just encourage faith leaders to continue to get involved.
I think most of them are very respectful of the fact that there’s diversity of opinion within their flock on taxes and spending and the role of government, but on the essential truths of what makes a strong society and strong people, their voices need to be heard as much as ever.