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McCain Steps up Faith Outreach

posted by dgilgoff

mccain2.jpgShortly after announcing its new Catholics for McCain effort yesterday, the McCain campaign unveiled new leadership for its Iowans of Faith for McCain coalition. It’s more evidence that McCain is seeking to expand his second wind in New Hampshire on the backs of independent-minded voters into a surge within the GOP’s Christian Right base. From the McCain camp’s press release:

The Iowans of Faith for McCain coalition brings together people who support pro-life issues, traditional marriage and family values. Its members support John McCain’s commitment to pro-life principles, traditional family values and making America a stronger nation. The coalition includes several supporters of former presidential candidate Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS).
“As a pastor and as a former vice president of Iowa Right to Life, I decided to support the candidate most likely to work with Congress to appoint and gain confirmation of strict constructionist judges, ultimately resulting in the reversal of Roe v Wade,” said Phil Carroll of Grace Church in Des Moines and Co-Chair of Iowans of Faith for McCain. “That candidate is most assuredly John McCain. This would have been enough for me, but when you add his national security experience, honesty, integrity, and ability to play it straight with the American people, then no other candidate can even come close.”

God-o-Meter is trying to find out who’s behind the McCain campaign’s new Christian outreach offensive (its money is on Sam Brownback) and will report back soon.


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Commitment means something

posted December 28, 2007 at 11:16 am


McCain has proven that he will get in bed with Democrats on promoting immoral issues. He will sell out pro-life, morally sound marriage and morally sound groups that support his bid for the White House in a heartbeat. This is all political smoke and mirrors.



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Sheilagh

posted December 30, 2007 at 7:14 pm


Facts to support those falsehoods please.
McCain has one of the longest and strongest consistently pro-life records on the Republican side. Of ALL the candidates, McCain is the LEAST likely to be smoke and mirrors.
McCain is the real deal. The LAST to sell out. A Profile in Courage.



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Sheilagh

posted December 30, 2007 at 7:20 pm


Here’s the headline of today’s Nashua Telegraph in NH.
Nashua Telegraph Is 26th New Hampshire Newspaper To Endorse John McCain For President
“McCain is here once again, crisscrossing the Granite State in his Straight Talk Express tour bus, displaying the same integrity, vision and, yes, straight talk … At a time when some candidates present themselves to voters as something they haven’t always been, we find the Arizona senator to be the genuine article. You might not always agree with his answers, but you won’t leave a conversation wondering where he stands.” — Nashua Telegraph



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Patrick

posted January 23, 2008 at 10:38 pm


I supported McCain in 2000 when he demonstrated the courage to defend his convictions in spite of the risks. That took real courage. His comments about the Religious Right back then were right on target in my book.
Now for political purposes, he’s backpeddaling and aligning himself with these fanatics just to get their support. For me he’s lost all credibility and my vote.
When I go to the poll here in Florida on Tuesday, I’m backing Romney.



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