January 2008 Archives

Christian Right Foes for McCain

posted by dgilgoff

Shortly after God-o-Meter finished its post about how well John McCain’s endorsements from the socially liberal Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger would go over with the GOP’s Christian Right base, it got an email trumpeting John Danforth’s endorsement of the […]

Rove on Huck’s Evangelical-Only Appeal

posted by dgilgoff

In this morning’s Wall Street Journal, Karl Rove echoes what God-o-Meter has been saying since Iowa: Mike Huckabee’s hefty evangelical support ain’t strong enough to carry him to the nomination. Here’s what Rove says about some of the “old rules” […]

Rudy, Arnold, and the Religious Right

posted by dgilgoff

McCain’s endorsements from Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarzenegger may win him more moderate Republicans and Independents (was McCain really suffering in that department?) but they’re sure to turn off to the Religious Right, which had recently shown signs of warming […]

Huck: Mitt’s Evangelical Spoilier

posted by dgilgoff

David Brody’s right. If it weren’t for Huckabee denying him a decent share of the evangelical vote, Romney would probably be the GOP frontrunner: Huckabee caught fire in Iowa and took crucial votes away from Romney. It left Romney with […]

Previous Posts

Closed for the Season
With Election Day finally having come and gone, God-o-Meter is closing up shop till 2012--or at least 2010. Till then, get your faith and politics fix over at Beliefnet editor-in-chief Steve Waldman's blog. 7

posted 4:32:33pm Nov. 19, 2008 | read full post »

On The Religious Left, Great Expectations
The first priorities for Barack Obama's administration will be the economy and a variety of foreign policy issues. But the burgeoning religious left, which worked so hard to get Obama elected, expects some movement on its issues, including a robust White House office of faith-based initiatives, pove

posted 1:49:31pm Nov. 07, 2008 | read full post »

Howard Dean's Vindication
God-o-Meter wrote a piece for today's Roll Call on the vindication of Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean's much-derided 50-State Strategy, which is largely about reaching out to the nation's more religious voters in the red states: Years before Barack Obama showed that a liberal Demo

posted 2:01:06pm Nov. 06, 2008 | read full post »

A Post-Election Chat with Ralph Reed
Amid today's talk that Barack Obama has narrowed the God Gap, God-o-Meter checked in with Ralph Reed, who spearheaded religious outreach for George W. Bush's 2000 and 2004 campaigns and who pioneered such outreach for Republicans as executive director of the Christian Coalition. What surprised you i

posted 3:09:07pm Nov. 05, 2008 | read full post »

More Innacurate Faith Storylines From the Media
God-o-Meter is struck by the number of faith-based storylines the news media appear to have gotten dead wrong this year. One was the line that Obama was poised to make big gains among white votes, especially evangelicals, who were undergoing a generational shift in their political thinking and reexa

posted 11:53:20am Nov. 05, 2008 | read full post »

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