"Six Republican presidential hopefuls pledged allegiance to tax cuts and traditional marriage Saturday as they courted Iowa conservatives who play a big role on caucus night.
"The candidates gathered for a forum sponsored jointly by Iowans for Tax Relief and the Iowa Christian Alliance. Roughly 800 activists picked politics over summer sunshine and heard a series of speeches in a cavernous downtown convention hall."
... "Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney warned that the country would take a 'sharp left turn' if Democrats prevail in next year's election.
"'I don't have to tell you what they'll do with family values,' Romney said. 'It is essential that we have a Republican president who is pro-life and pro-family, pro military and pro-strong economy.'" ...