Skip to comments.How Barack's winning the evangelicals
Posted on 12/29/2006 7:14:59 AM PST by teddyballgame
Like a dutiful dancing partner, Senator Barack Obama has begun courting the evangelical right, and some are already waltzing along in perfect time.
With his attendance at Rick Warrens church, Saddleback Valley Community, a mega-church in California for a large conference about AIDS, Obama has begun to align himself with an important base of voters to gain what conservatives lost this last year. Already lauded by some prominent evangelical publications for his outstanding "Christian faith" and a person Rick Warren called a "good friend" and a someone he'd like to work with on important issues, Obama is in perfect position, if he can keep the momentum, to use an unusual strategy for political gain.
Obama has become well-known not only for his charisma and sudden rise to fame in the last few months, but for his outspoken Christian faith to which he refers regularly.
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Like it or not Soros's positions in 2003 are currently the positions of Minnesota RATS and the 80% of the nonobservants who always vote for RATS.
He didn't defeat President Bush, but he did almost eliminate support for Israel's present borders on the Left and has made inroads on the right.
That is reality. Calling people names or impugning their integrity will not change what has happened and what seems to be happening.
President Bush does not intend to support more West Bank settlements. Indeed, he condemns them. His party will follow and the RATS are assuming far more serious consequences for Israel. In the meantime how is Olmert doing?
Considering what a disaster the IL GOP is in - Keyes is lucky he got 27% of the vote. Maybe had he actually been from IL the result might have been a bit different; however IL is a liberal state. Furthermore, Keyes has never held an elected office; whereas BHO was a state Senator. That type of thing holds a lot of weight for people.
I should have clarified my statement-however I thought it was clear that we were talking about Evangelicals-so I didn't believe that it needed to be stated in my response.
Evangelicals/conservative Catholics usually vote for pro-life candidates - some of them overlook party to vote for pro-life candidates...Pro-life Dem is better than a pro-choice Republican....even if the Republican represents a lot more of your values than the pro-life dem would....
So, for this group, the pro-lifer IS going to win over the pro-choicer-especially if they are a single-issue voter - which a significant portion of evagelicals are on the issue of abortion.
Making the assumption that the pro-lifer would automatically win against a pro-choicer outside of evangelical circles is absurd because we know that relatively conservative areas will elect pro-abort candidates. My state just re-elected our pro-abort gov and MI isn't nearly as liberal as NY.