By Holly Bailey, Yahoo! News –
Ahead of a Thursday night campaign rally in North Carolina, Mitt Romney made an impromptu stop to meet with the Rev. Billy Graham and his son, Franklin, at the reverend’s home outside Asheville.
Romney didn’t officially land the elder Graham’s endorsement, but he came pretty close. The famed evangelist told Romney he would do whatever he could to “help” the GOP presidential candidate, according to a readout from the Romney campaign.
The vow came at the end of a 30-minute meeting between Romney and the Grahams, who talked about issues including Afghanistan, religious freedom and the growth of the Graham ministry in places like China, Sudan and North Korea.