Morals, Morals, Morals! Conservatives Gather For Values Voter Summit

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September 17, 2010 12:57 p.m.

1||September 17, 2010: The annual gathering of social conservatives known as the Values Voters Summit kicks off in Washington, D.C. TPM was on the scene to hear the right wing discuss health care, “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell,” and of course, abortion.

Pictured: Rep. Michele Bachmann, who led attendees through a reading of the Declaration of Independence, which she suggested showed Thomas Jefferson’s intention to keep abortion illegal. ||Newscom/RollCall&&

2||Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC)||Newscom/RollCall&&

3||Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), who joked: “Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Obama.Their numbers have been going down a chute faster than a Jet Blue flight attendant.” ||Newscom/RollCall&&

4||Delaware senatorial candidate and anti-masturbation crusader Christine O’Donnell (R), who said of bureaucrats and politicians: “They’ll buy your teenaged daughter an abortion, but they won’t let her buy a
sugary soda in a school’s vending machine.”||Newscom/RollCall &&

5||Former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR).||Newscom/RollCall &&

6||Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) spoke about the “problems that will happen” if “you let open gay activity in the military.”||Newscom/RollCall&&

7||Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) warned the crowd about government support of Planned Parenthood: “To the people who say they want to cut spending, I say: OK — let’s start with federal funding for abortions here at home.”||Newscom/RollCall &&

8||O’Donnell. Full coverage of her campaign here. ||Newscom/RollCall &&

9||Former Republican Presidential candidate Gary Bauer.||Newscom/RollCall &&

10||Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.||Newscom/RollCall &&

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16||Pence swept the straw poll voting. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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18||The Duggar family. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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22||DeMint. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

23||Rick Santorum. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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25||Dale Peterson. Yes, that Dale Peterson. ||Jeff Malet/maletphoto.com&&

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