The goal of the APP Palmetto Freedom Forum was a different kind of debate that would break new ground.
Boy, did it succeed.
For the first time, presidential candidates were asked: Does the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection apply to unborn human beings, and, if so, what should Congress do to enforce this guarantee?
For the first time, all the major contenders (except Perry) have pledged to appoint a vice president who support life and marriage
For the first time, major presidential candidates spoke on the need to protect people and religious organizations in danger of being excluded from the public square because they do not support gay marriage or adoption.
Look for the media to object. But it was incredibly revealing and advanced the debate.