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In 2000, Green Party candidate Ralph Nader catapulted George W. Bush into the Oval Office by siphoning off 97,488 Florida votes that otherwise would have gone to Al Gore. As a result, Bush — heavily supported by evangelical Christians — won Florida and […]

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What if Barack Obama’s poll numbers begin to lag? What if prominent black preachers or key Jewish leaders announce they cannot support him? What if it appears Obama is losing key swing states? Will the President’s strategists began looking to conservatives to keep […]

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It was perhaps the dullest Republican victory party since Herbert Hoover. Mitt Romney won the Texas primary and with it the national Republican nomination for president. What followed was a victory party that could have been sponsored by Serta and […]

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Is there an unwritten religious litmus test for the U.S. presidency? Do voters require candidates to be “not just religious, but acceptably religious”? Yes, say Northwest Nazarene University professors Steve Shaw and Darrin Grinder. If they are right, will Mitt […]

A prominent Texas pastor introduced Rick Perry at a Washington, D.C. conference Friday as “a genuine follower of Jesus Christ,” then met with reporters and stated the standard evangelical position that Mitt Romney’s Mormon Church is a cult. As if […]

A Fox News host said Sunday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is “obviously not … a Christian,” a view that, if widely held, may have repercussions for the Mormon candidate’s election odds. During a conversation about the Republican presidential […]

A 2008 campaign manager for presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tells the National Journal that the former Massachusetts governor’s religious roots are a stumbling block towards his race to the White House. Carl Forti, Romney’s deputy campaign manager and political director […]

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