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WASHINGTON -- With the Democratic presidential nomination in his grasp, Sen. Barack Obama is making a full-throttle push for centrist evangelicals and Catholics.
It's a move that's caught some conservative evangelicals off guard. They say they are surprised and dismayed to see a liberal-minded politician attempting to conscript their troops. At the same time, they say that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has done little to court their affections.
"I've never seen anything quite like it before," said evangelical author Stephen Mansfield, who wrote "The Faith of George W. Bush" and has a forthcoming book about Obama.
"To be running against a dyed-in-the-wool Republican, and to be reaching into the Christian community as wisely and knowledgeably as (Obama) is -- understanding their terms and their values -- is just remarkable."
Originally posted by RRconservative
But don't you know that criticizing Barack Hussein Obama automatically makes you a racist?
Originally posted by grover
I am beginning to think that Brack Obama for all of his inexperience is the most savvy politician to come along in years, maybe generations.
Note the article says that at the same time John McCain who really needs the evangelic block has done little to court them.
I have to wonder how Obama is going to court the Christian right with his pro-abortion stance, that tends to be a deal breaker among that crowd.
You're 100% correct neformore. Unfortunately politics also involves the discussion of the candidates, not just their stance on a few select issues.
Originally posted by neformore
This election is about politics. Not race.
To deny ignorance, you must put all your personal prejudices and biases aside, and look at the issues without any preconceptions. This applies to those things we find to be unpleasant or disturbing to us as well.
This is ATS.
We deny ignorance here.