Skip to comments.Obama Campaign Is Making Progress With Evangelical Voters
Posted on 07/17/2008 9:36:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Randy Brinson says he "almost fell out of my chair" when he heard that expected Democratic nominee Barack Obama had chosen Zanesville, Ohio, as the setting for a recent speech in which he embraced the concept of using faith-based groups to help carry out government social service efforts.
It wasn't that Zanesville struck Brinson as an odd locale. Quite the opposite. It was that Obama had clearly figured out something that Brinson already knew.
"Zanesville is Ground Zero for conservative evangelicals in Ohio," says Brinson, who, as founder of the voter registration organization "Redeem the Vote," knows a thing or two about where to find conservative Christians. It's a place, he says, that is populated with just the kind of recently reliable Republican voters Obama has tried to woo with a strategy that Brinson and other Christian leaders say they have found remarkable.
"They've researched where the votes are, and they've thrown away the old Democratic playbooks," says Brinson, who is among the evangelical leaders the Obama camp has reached out to. "Instead of just relying on a large number of urban votes, they're going to suburban areas and reaching out to a large number of conservatives." And so are Obama supporters: the religious political action committee Matthew 25 has already aired a pro-Obama ad on Christian radio in Colorado Springs, Colo., home of evangelical leader James Dobson of Focus on the Family, a harsh critic of the Democratic candidate.
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Evangelicals who don’t pay much attention if he is in fact making progress with them.
Maybe Brinson, the so-called “leader of Ohio Evangelicals” missed the part that BO is Muslim.
How many of these bullshit articles have we seen already? Expect many, many more from the lying, commie media.
Like Hank Williams Jr. said, they say send your dollars to Jesus and then they give you THEIR address. I’m not into evangelicals. I can see where it would be easy for those people to fall for Obama’s line of bovine scatology.
That’s true - I remember these from back in 2004 - prime time news stories about how even the GOP base was abandoning Bush in Ohio...election night told a different story.
Evangelicals still aren't finding their way to Obama, study finds
Democrats like to say that, this year, they finally will dig into the Republicans traditional advantage among evangelical voters. After all, social conservatives are skeptical of John McCain, and Barack Obama seems so comfortable talking about his faith (at least when his former pastor isnt involved).
But a new analysis from the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, finds that Obama is doing just as badly among white evangelical voters as his partys 2004 nominee was at this point.
The report, based on a national Pew poll conducted last month, found that just 25% of white evangelicals support Obama, compared to the 26% who said they backed John F. Kerrys candidacy in the summer of 2004. (Kerry wound up winning just 21% of that group, according to exit polls.)
Oh good grief. I can’t believe anyone that would call themselves Evangelical would even give Obama the time of day.
If this is true, what the heck is wrong with the Evangelicals? Come on guys, we need you as an anchor to keep America from becoming a socialist European country!
I'm no evangelical, but I can't see the evangelicals I know supporting that.
You can file this into the “Long time Republican voting for Obama” media narrative file.
Probably former Huckabee supporters.
Nothing against Evangelicals, or Blacks, or Evangelical Blacks, but I am so tired of the “key words” that the media throws out there concerning the election... I am tired of their use of Evangelical, Black, White, Mormon, etc. The one thing the media seems to of avoided this election is dividing this country into the haves and the havenots.
2Thesalonians 2:11: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie
2Thesalonians 2:12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness
Matthew 7:22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in your name? and in your name have cast out devils? and in your name done many wonderful works?
Matthew 7:23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, you that work iniquity.
1st Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
Liberals and the MSM just do not seem to understand that to real evangelical Christian the words, Abortion and Sam Sex Marriage go together with Satan and the Devil.
To libs like Obama, the words Christian, Bible, Jesus and God are “JUST WORDS”.
I wonder how many of them know Obama’s church had a gay choir director who was also an elementary school teacher and was murdered?
Another story we can call B.S. on. Another “I used to support the GOP until they blah, blah, blah...” canard. The MSM doesn’t like to publish articles showing Dem voters willing to vote for McCain. Don’t want to look too balanced and fair.
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