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|Mitt Romney traveled to Liberty University, the spiritual heart of the conservative movement, seeking to quell concerns about him among evangelical voters by offering a forceful defense of faith and Christian values in public life. At a graduation speech at the college, founded by the evangelical leader Jerry Falwell, Romney made the case that he is bound theologically and politically to the same belief and value system as Christian conservatives, though he never explicitly mentioned his Mormon faith. In the same week that President Obama galvanized his base by endorsing same-sex marriage, Romney's message was that evangelicals could count on him to operate as president under 'a common worldview,' including his position that marriage should be between only a man and a woman.|
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