Ann Romney, wife of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, looks over the main stage during a sound check at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) (STAN HONDA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

“I would call it a focus gap,” Charles Lollar, [a tea party Republican] said. “You’ll find conservatives that are so concerned about social issues that they’ll take their foot off what’s important. Conservatives should be concerned about the fundamentals: Making sure we have a balanced budget and making sure everyone has the opportunity to live within their own means.”


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