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Steven Waldman

Two posts (from wsj.com, where my post was originally printed) that typify the coming debate in the evangelical community:

My Dad is a Southern Baptist Minister and my mother is also highly conservative. They are dedicated and excited Obama supporters. You don’t get much more evangelical than they are and you won’t find people who live much more biblically than they do so my answer is YES HE CAN. Oh, they voted for Bush too, just in case you are doubting their “conservativeness.”
Comment by Seth – May 7, 2008 at 4:31 pm

On the other hand…

I am an Evangelical Christian. Sen. Obama is the epitome of a preacher looking for a flock with itching ears. And he’s finding them. Rev. Wright was most correct when he said about Obama: he has to do what politicians do. Meaning: Obama has to lie to get elected. Obama will nominate Federal judges who are opposed to Christian morality and its influence in society. Obama will raise taxes to fund the next “great society” (that really worked in the 60’s, didn’t it?). He will be the modern day Robin Hood by taking from the rich and giving to the poor. So, it is flawed logic to think that Obama would be a friend to Evangelical Christians and very hard-working Americans everywhere.
Comment by KaraokeKing – May 7, 2008 at 6:41 am

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