February 2008 Archives

More Hagee Heartburn for McCain

posted by dgilgoff

In 2004, a handful of Catholic bishops publicly bashed John Kerry for being pro-choice. That no doubt contributed to Kerry’s loss of the Catholic vote, despite his own Catholicism. Democrats took note. So in 2008, a high-ranking Catholic Democratic National […]

Tennessee GOP & The Muslim Card

posted by dgilgoff

The Tennessee Republican Party issued a press release on Monday questioning Barack Obama’s support for Israel. What made headlines, tough, was that the release used Obama’s middle name and the Drudge Report photo of Obama in traditional Muslim garb. After […]

Michelle Obama: Hussein as Fear Bomb

posted by dgilgoff

So far as God-o-Meter can tell, this is the first we’ve heard about the controversy over using Barack Obama’s middle name from someone named Obama: at a rally in Canton, Ohio, Michelle Obama called it the “fear bomb.” The Chicago […]

Clinton’s (Last?) Ohio Ad

posted by dgilgoff

It’s just one line in Hillary Clinton’s new Ohio ad, but it caught God-o-Meter because the person voicing it, Buckeye State Governor Ted Strickland, is an ordained Methodist minister: I think she’s a person of deep faith .Is it Huckabee’s […]

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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