Mitt Romney paid an unannounced visit to Billy Graham’s home in Montreat, North Carolina on Thursday. According to the Washington Post,
During Thursday’s meeting, campaign aides said that Graham told Romney that he considered his father, George Romney, a friend …
Graham … asked Romney what he could do to help.
“Prayer is the most helpful thing you can do for me,” Romney said. “And what you’re planning, what your son has shown me is going to be very very helpful. And I appreciate that. Its going to be terrific.”
Graham, Franklin Graham and Romney then prayed and as the meeting ended, campaign aides said that Graham told Romney: “I’ll do all I can to help you. And you can quote me on that.”
Billy Graham has received a bad rap from many people, including some who call themselves Christians. But while he is not perfect, I have known several people who know him quite well and who have been to his house, and they all have said that he is as honest and genuine a Christian as they come. (This is not something that can be said of most televangelists). That Romney was willing to go there and ask for prayer, and that Graham was willing to give him support, should count for something.