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there's a media-message being pushed in the States that young Evangelicals are slipping from the Christian Right and towards Obama.  Who is pushing it, and why is unknown.

I tried to get behind the verbage yesterday and all I found was little cries of astonishment by "journalists" (sic) supported by anecdotal evidence.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 03:12:13 PM EST
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From my DKos diary:
This is wholly speculative, but if I had to guess who and why is pushing the story that the Religious Right is supporting Obama I would say that the leaders of the Evangelical movement are seeing that the Republican party is imploding and have decided to move their voting bloc into the Democratic Party. Evangelicals are not known for logic or consistency, and moreover the followers are quite gullible. This book, to be published in August and not unlikely to make the NYT bestseller list like its predecessor, might just be the last thing to push the Evangelicals (who already don't like McCain) to vote for Obama.

If this speculation is correct, the progressive netroots should get ready for a raft of Evangelicals running in the Democratic primaries in 2010.

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 03:51:52 PM EST
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It actually originates from a memo written by a Republican strategist predicting Obama could get up to 40% of the Evangelical vote, because younger ones tend to be more concerned with the environment and social justice than with abortion and gay marriage.  There's some evidence for it in the polls currently, as well as in past exit polls.

The logic behind it is weird and complex, but there's a logic to it, nonetheless.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 21st, 2008 at 04:36:41 PM EST
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