Jerry Falwell: Hillary is the Devil (Just Kidding!)
Nearly 2,000 Christian activists attended the Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C. this weekend, an extended pep rally organized by Focus on the Family and other organizations on the religious right. The event, and several others like it around the country, are intended to motivate a key segment of the Republican base in advance of the November elections.
Here’s the Monday morning highlight reel:
Presidential hopefuls make the rounds, including Mormon Mitt Romney.
Focus on the Family’s James Dobson is down on the Republicans.
Rev. Jerry Falwell compares Hillary Clinton to the devil … just kidding …
”I certainly hope that Hillary is the candidate,” Falwell reportedly said at a breakfast session on Friday. ”I hope she’s the candidate, because nothing will energize my (constituency) like Hillary Clinton,” he said. ”If Lucifer ran, he wouldn’t.”
To which Clinton press secretary Philippe Reines responded, ”Working for someone who believes in the Golden Rule, we’re not going to engage in such vitriolic discourse – but it seems that a new low has been reached in demonizing political opponents.”