We’re live-blogging this year’s Values Voter summit, a three-day conference organized by the social conservative Family Research Council where most presidential contenders are speaking.
5:28 p.m.: Gingrich actually said something pretty bold in his speech — that he would ignore the Supreme Court if he didn’t agree with its decisions. But his focus on judicial overreach did not have the popular appeal of the broader-based speeches other contenders gave. Audience members seemed to agree with him, but the applause was polite more than enthusiastic.
This weeked, social conservatives are gathering in Washington, D.C. for the Values Voters summit, a big three-day confab organized by the Family Research Council. But the high-profile event comes during a campaign in which social issues have been all but ignored.