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Open thread. What do all of you think?
1 posted on 08/13/2008 1:00:57 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation
McCain is marginally pro-life, Obama pro-death

Not hard to see or predict the outcome of this poll.

2 posted on 08/13/2008 1:02:46 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Salvation

LOL, there was just a thread claiming just the opposite.


3 posted on 08/13/2008 1:03:34 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Salvation
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2061335/posts

Of course this was religious minded voters whatever that means.

4 posted on 08/13/2008 1:04:48 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...
Catholic ping!

Religious Voters Favor McCain, Poll Claims

Sen. McCain holds private meeting with Archbishop Chaput

John McCain's Remarks on Abortion in Speech to National Pro-Life Convention

McCain campaign plans ‘very aggressive’ outreach to Catholic voters

McCain Meets with Selected Catholic Leaders

5 posted on 08/13/2008 1:05:05 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

I’m an atheist for McCain. They didn’t even ask me.


7 posted on 08/13/2008 1:07:28 PM PDT by Publius (Another Republican for Obama -- NOT!!)
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To: Salvation

I have a hard time believing anyone who is Christ-centered would support Obama or any other liberal, for that matter.

Same thing applies for Catholics, regardless whether they are Hispanic or identified by whatever other word is tacked onto “Catholic.” The abortion issue should nip that in the bud.


9 posted on 08/13/2008 1:07:58 PM PDT by hoe_cake ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself." MTwain)
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To: Salvation
"Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain by a margin of 50 to 40 percent, while those who say religion is unimportant to their lives tend to support presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama by a margin of 55 to 36 percent.

About two-thirds of the registered voters surveyed by Gallup said that religion is important to them."

Using those numbers on a sample of 1500 people would result in the following:

McCain 45.3%
Obama 45.0%

11 posted on 08/13/2008 1:10:36 PM PDT by avacado
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To: Salvation

“Religious” covers a lot of territory. For example, I would imagine that support would be near-unanimous for Baraq among muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, new agers, rustlers, cutthroats, murders, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con-men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull-dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, sh**-kickers, and Methodists!


14 posted on 08/13/2008 1:15:03 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Salvation
Religious Voters Favor McCain, Poll Claims

Well, of course they do. Obama favors killing babies who survive an abortion. People of faith find that absolutely appalling.

18 posted on 08/13/2008 1:18:06 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: Salvation

Uh...well, better the devil you know...? Neither one of them is as transparent as Dubya WRT beliefs.

Colonel, USAFR


24 posted on 08/13/2008 1:25:32 PM PDT by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: Salvation

No Compromises: Kansas State Bishops Declare Voting for Abortion Candidate is “Evil”

By Peter J. Smith

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/aug/08081207.html


28 posted on 08/13/2008 1:44:36 PM PDT by victim soul
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To: Salvation

Just way to disguise that fact it cuts more along racial lines than religion..


32 posted on 08/13/2008 4:10:24 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen (All things shall be well; You shall see for yourself that all manner of things shall be well)
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To: Salvation

Many do not want a Muslim in charge, like my parents.

Understandable.


33 posted on 08/13/2008 4:13:03 PM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: Salvation
Religious Voters Favor McCain, Poll Claims

Or put another way...

"Godless Voters Favor Obama"

34 posted on 08/13/2008 4:13:25 PM PDT by airborne (American by birth! Christian by choice!)
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To: Salvation

Sooooo many bitter people.


37 posted on 08/13/2008 4:37:28 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: Salvation
Muslim terrorists favor Barak Hussein Obama? Who would have thunk it?
44 posted on 08/13/2008 7:42:19 PM PDT by BOBWADE
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To: Salvation

Not suprising.


45 posted on 08/14/2008 5:23:07 AM PDT by Biggirl (A biggirl with a big heart for God's animal creation, with 4 cats in my life as proof. =^..^==^..^=)
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To: Salvation
This reflects a situation where the choice among "religious" Americans is clearly restricted to the lesser of two evils. McCain is a bad candidate, in almost every respect. Obama is even worse. But this is what it has all come down to in America for quite a while now. The Republicans have long since abandoned true conservatism, and seem to be more concerned about gaining crumbs of favor from the MSM via "moderation" in their platform than they are interested in keeping their base and standing for their (alleged) principles. The Party is broken. So is the election process overall. That these two mediocre candidates have risen to the top only proves my contention. Neocons and religious Christians, who are unthinking enough to go along with the Republican charade, have a lot to answer for because they allow the Republican Party to get away with this mediocrity in order to "keep someone even worse from getting elected." That is not a strategy! That is merely backpedaling!

It's getting past the time when Christians, who are tired of holding their noses time and time and time again in order to vote for the "lesser of two evils," need to seriously consider putting an effort into the creation of a new party, or giving their support to an existing party like the Constitution Party, that is truly conservative and strictly constructionist in its Constitutional philosophy. This might involve the effective concession of elections to a high proportion of Democrats for a term or two in places where the tide could go either way. But, at the rate we are going, it is quickly getting to the point where there is no real difference between candidates anyway. If we could reform under honest principles, a real impetus for change would be driven into the hearts of the machine Republicans, since they could not win an election anywhere without the Christian base they've smugly taken for granted for decades.

But, sadly, the chances of this happening are next to nil. Most of the conservatives who bother to vote will put on their happy-smiley faces when asked about McCain, and will vote for him "to stop Obama." Stopping Obama, in and of itself, is a laudable goal! But continuing to let the Republican Party front these terrible candidates will, over time, only serve to ensure that nothing but Obama-types get the nod from either party.

Eight years. I give this country eight more years before all of the stuff that naive Christians have been trying to forestall takes root as normative, never again to even have a chance at being uprooted. Christian ideals are dying in this country because next to no one is willing to take bold action to wake up the beltway Republicans who collect their paychecks and don't give a rat's tail about principles. Eight years. On the outside...four wouldn't be out of the question.

46 posted on 08/14/2008 9:36:31 AM PDT by magisterium
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To: LadyNavyVet

This is from a month ago after the Gallup from June you cited. I am confident it has continued to move in McCain’s direction since. While Zogby’s methodology may be “sloppy” - no I am not a big fan of his - the trend is clear.


47 posted on 08/15/2008 6:54:46 AM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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