John McCain Archives

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 […]

In Alaska today, Sarah Palin indulged reporters on the subject of her future political should McCain lose the election. Here’s what she said: “You know, if there is a role in national politics, it won’t be so much partisan,” she […]

The “Godless” ad that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole is running against her Democratic challenger in North Carolina is a stark reminder that faith-based attacks have been kept to a relative minimum in the presidential race. It’s also a reminder, to […]

David Brody has the scoop on Christian lit the McCain camp is distributing to churches across the country. The document is framed as a voting guide to the hot button social issues: abortion, gay marriage, judges, sex education, school choice. […]

Notice how so much political reporting these days about the future of the Republican Party is about the God Gap between religious conservatives and the rest of the party? Much of it hinges on the fact that Sarah Palin has […]

Like God-o-Meter said yesterday, the GOP’s God Gap problem is not necessarily that the party’s religious conservatives and more secular moderates are drifting further apart. It’s that there’s a shortage of figures who can unify those two wings going forward. […]

A reader, Mark G, responds to God-o-Meter’s New York Daily News piece about the growing God Gap between religious conservatives and the more secular establishment of the Republican Party: This post does not provide any solid reason to think the […]

Months after rolling out pages for “American Indians for McCain and “Arab Americans for McCain,” the McCain camp has added an “Americans of Faith” page to its web site. Not much to the page, just short explanations–none more than 105 […]

It’s 8 days before Election Day and the GOP’s pastor-in-chief, Mike Huckabee, is emailing constituents with a fundraising pitch that’s silent on the party’s presidential nominee, not a good sign for McCain: I want you to help me reach our […]

This piece originally ran at New York Daily News online: In the 2004 election, the pattern of religious voters supporting George W. Bush and secular voters backing John Kerry was so stark that it introduced a new term to the […]