Conservative activist and former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell - the Ohio delegate among 500 "lobbyists" from the Faith and Freedom Coalition's annual conference in Washington - found an ally Thursday in Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, who said a constitutional amendment is the next best step if the Supreme Court next week overturns the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8.
Faith and Freedom Coalition Founder Ralph Reed told CBS News his annual conference is a good way for possible presidential candidates - like Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rand Paul, R-Ky. - to introduce themselves to religious conservatives should they decide to run in 2016.
According to one Tea Party leader, the reason for Mitt Romney’s loss to President Barack Obama is that he was not conservative enough and was “weak-kneed” and a throwback to Bob Dole and John McCain. The President Bush’s were not named, however.