McCain Camp Says No to Billy Graham

Now, it turns out, that the John McCain campaign is so spooked by preachers that it doesn’t want to meet with Dr. Billy Graham.  Which sort of makes his rapprochement with the evangelicals a little difficult, wouldn’t you say?

Remember Brian Jacobs, the George W. Bush activist who helped me put together a meeting between Dr. Billy Graham and George W. Bush the last day of the 2000 election?   Well we tried it again with the McCain Campaign and look what happened?

Here is the letter he got back.  (He was hosting the Billy Graham Association in Ft. Worth when this came in.  He was hosting Will Graham, the evangelist’s grandson this week.)

Go to this link for the full account …. It is an amazing story.

Go to this link to see the actual letter.

Meanwhile, here is the evangelical vote.

The Evangelical Vote from 1976 – 2004.

                      1976     1980     1984      1988     1992     1996    2000    2004      

Republican      50       61          80           81       59        49         57        62          

Democrat        50       34          20           18        21        43        42        38          

Independent                                                       19


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Published by Doug Wead

Doug Wead is a New York Times bestselling author whose latest book, Game of Thorns, is about the Trump-Clinton 2016 election. He served as an adviser to two American presidents and was a special assistant to the president in the George H.W. Bush White House.

2 thoughts on “McCain Camp Says No to Billy Graham

  1. I am a Christian who has voted Republican for 18 years, but I will not give John McCain my vote. Any Christian who supports McCain is putting winning the White House ahead of principle. To do so is foolishness as he has openly expressed his utter disdain for the Religious Right for years. If he blatantly ignores us during his campaign because he believes that we will vote for him for lack of better options, imagine how little attention our issues would receive once he was president.

    Fortunately Christian evangelicals do have an alternative, Doug, to both McCain and to Obama (or staying home in November). Many like me will be supporting Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin. I invite you and your readers to visit his website at

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