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Steven Waldman

Obama Luring Rest Belt Evangelicals But Not Southerners

Obama seems to have made far more progress with Born Again Christians in rust belt states than in the South.
Based on preliminary exit polls:
Florida: 78%-20% (McCain-Obama)
Virginia: 78%-21%
Ohio: 70%-29%
Indiana: 66%-32%
What’s more, Obama improved on Kerry’s showing with evangelicals in the rust belt states. Kerry got 24% in Ohio; Obama seems to be getting 29%. In Indiana, Kerry got 22%. Obama got 32%

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posted November 4, 2008 at 9:47 pm

My question is: What on Earth is the Christian Worldview Argument for Obama? Every answer I’ve gotten to that question has been absolutely pathetic. There’s no argument. Things like “he seems like a really good guy” and “he talks about his faith” and “we need a fresh face in the White House”. Huh? Behind the blather, the reality is that we’re Christians are choosing Obama because “it’s history-making and will lead to a post-racial future” (history? yes. post-racial. i wish, but clearly that ain’t happening.) and/or “I’m jealous of what others have and I think Obama will get me more of their stuff” and/or “he’s just so bloody chic, darling, and everyone knows that the cool kids are voting for The One”.
Great reasons to fast-track our Euromerican future!

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posted November 4, 2008 at 10:11 pm

What is the Christian argument for McCain — a man who has never even been baptized?

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posted November 18, 2008 at 11:39 am

sure obama won but at least he will cut the prices down.

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