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An N.C. evangelical to tour for Obama?
News & Observer Under the Dome Blog ^ | September 21, 2008 | Ryan Teague Beckwith

Posted on 09/21/2008 2:14:20 PM PDT by MitchellC

Consider this post pure speculation.

But Dome noticed this recent report on CBN, a Christian news outlet, about Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's upcoming "Faith, Family and Values" tour.

The Brody File is told that top faith surrogates will hit the trail for Obama. Some of those high profile figures include Former Indiana Congressman and pro-life Democrat Tim Roemer, Catholic legal scholar Doug Kmiec, and author Donald Miller. You can also expect a soon to be named Evangelical North Carolina (red state) Congressman to travel the country as well.

Now, we can't confirm this report, so take it with a grain of salt. But if it's true, who is it?

Among Democrats, Reps. G.K. Butterfield, David Price, Mel Watt and Brad Miller have been big Obama supporters, but we don't think any of them as evangelicals. Reps. Mike McIntyre and Bob Etheridge are not likely to go on the hustings for Obama.

That leaves Rep. Heath Shuler.

In an interview with a Christian publication, Shuler resisted the label "born-again," but he is a pro-life Southern Baptist from the mountains. Facing his first run for re-election, he did not get heavily involved in the primary (and backed Hillary Clinton when he did).

Still, his Republican opponent is weaker than expected, so he might feel confident enough to do it.

A longshot: Republican Rep. Walter Jones, a convert to Catholicism who still talks about his faith like an evangelical, still had not endorsed John McCain as of Sept. 10.

TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: 110th; barackobama; heathshuler; mcainpalin; mccainpalin; nc2008; obamabiden; religiousleft; vexatious; walterjones

Too bad the 11th district nominated Carl Mumpower, because a competent campaign could take advantage of this. Double-ungh if it's Jones.

1 posted on 09/21/2008 2:14:20 PM PDT by MitchellC
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2 posted on 09/21/2008 2:15:33 PM PDT by MitchellC
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Barack Obama’s upcoming “Faith, Family and Values” tour

I know I have heard this statement somewhere recently but I am going to use it anyway.
You can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig.
Or to be more blunt you can surround a baby killing socialist with religious folks but that doesn;t change the baby killing socialist.......

3 posted on 09/21/2008 2:24:04 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA ( Choice 2008 McCain =Hero, Obama = Zero. Palin = Fresh - Biden = Stale)
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To: MitchellC
As a Roman Catholic, I can inform the thread that Doug Kmiec can deliver Obama a base numbering anywhere from zero votes to the votes of his immediate family.
4 posted on 09/21/2008 2:24:43 PM PDT by wideawake (Why is it that those who like to be called Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: wideawake

It’s more important to Kmiec to hopefully be invited to Obama’s Prayer Breakfast than it is to stand for God.

Kmiec may be an evangelical...but he is not a Christian.

5 posted on 09/21/2008 3:04:12 PM PDT by cowdog77
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To: MitchellC

As for the longshot...
the born of a democrap’s loins
who sides with john murtha:

6 posted on 09/23/2008 3:23:13 AM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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