On stage at the Values Voter Summit Saturday, Mitt Romney called out Bryan Fischer — an event sponsor and prominent anti-Mormon evangelical — who went up on stage directly after Romney’s speech.
That transition had been hyped for days leading up to VVS, and Romney addressed it in his remarks:
Our values ennoble the citizen, and strengthen the nation. We should remember that decency and civility are values too. One of the speakers who will follow me today, has crossed that line. Poisonous language does not advance our cause. It has never softened a single heart nor changed a single mind. The blessings of faith carry the responsibility of civil and respectful debate. The task before us is to focus on the conservative beliefs and the values that unite us – let no agenda, narrow our vision or drive us apart.