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With mixed emotions among the base right now, the White House knows it needs to provide reassurance to get the entire team back on board. And if the president wants to add personal accounts to Social Security, he’ll need every supporter he can muster, including Christian conservatives.

Christian conservative leaders know they are needed for Social Security reform, and many would like to use that leverage to get the president to spend more political capital to the federal marriage amendment. The real question is who will have to help the other out first.

Joel Mowbray writes occasionally for The Washington Times.