In introducing former GOP presidential
candidate Rick Santorum at Values Voter Summit, Brian Brown,
president of the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), said the
Republican Party should campaign on its opposition to marriage
equality and abortion rights.
Brown suggested that Republicans would
win more elections if they nominated more social conservatives.
Brown lauded Santorum as a “champion
for our values.”
“He's someone who has stood up time
and time again in defense of the truth about marriage, in defense
about the truth about the nature of human life and human dignity.
And he's someone I've looked up to for a long time,” Brown
“Now there are some, as many of you
know, within the Republican Party that think it would be a good idea
to take the three legs of the [Republican] stool – social
conservatives, economic conservatives, foreign policy conservatives –
take the three legs and just get rid of that social conservative
“But those of us in this room know
that that is the exact way that we've been losing elections, not
“The simple truth is you cannot blame
social conservatives for lost elections when you spent over $1
billion and in almost no ads did you mention marriage or life. It's
not our fault,” Brown added.