Barack Obama will kill faith based initiatives

While loudly proclaiming his outreach to evangelicals, including an embrace of the popular program of Faith Based Initiatives, leaders of the programs tell me that Senator Barack Obama’s planned changes will kill the program. “It will likely be the embrace of death,” says Dave Donaldson, the bi-partisan point man on the subject, labeled by someContinue reading “Barack Obama will kill faith based initiatives”

McCain meets with Billy Graham but there is more!

   Evangelicals welcomed John McCain’s meeting with Billy Graham today, but more importantly, recent appointments, such as Pam Pryor as senior advisor at the RNC, is sending their morale soaring. After feeling like they had been hung out to dry, with the dumping of Pastors John Hagee and Rod Parsley, evangelicals are feeling a littleContinue reading “McCain meets with Billy Graham but there is more!”

McCain camp did not talk to Franklin Graham either!

Well, it just gets richer and richer.  Now, it appears that no one on the McCain team actually talked with Franklin Graham, let alone, sent him a letter.  Apparently they left him a message on his answering machine.  And it was months ago!   According to the Graham people it was during the primaries and itContinue reading “McCain camp did not talk to Franklin Graham either!”

John McCain and Billy Graham

Inside the McCain Campaign’s Big Foul Up. Oops, apparently I hit a nerve.  My NEWSMAX article on the McCain Campaign turning down a meeting between Billy Graham and Senator McCain prompted outrage from the Senator’s staff.  And then desperate calls from John McCain staffers to the Graham Association prompted clarifications from their side too. ButContinue reading “John McCain and Billy Graham”

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 betweenContinue reading “McCain Camp Says No to Billy Graham”

Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President

  So what can John McCain do?  If evangelicals number 42% of the population (according to Barna,) and if their super churches are the Republican equivalent of the unions in the Democrat Party of the 1950s and 60s, the key to increased voter registration, the machine to turn out the vote; and if these evangelicalContinue reading “Memo to John McCain: Pick Joe Lieberman for Vice President”

McCain and Able: How the GOP lost the evangelicals in 2008 and put Obama in the White House

  “For the Lord had regard for Obama and his offering but he did not have regard for McCain and his offering.” When the McCain-Davis-Black team accepted and then publicly repudiated the recent endorsement of evangelical Christian leaders they broke one of the most powerful laws of modern political life.  You can’t attack evangelical leadersContinue reading “McCain and Able: How the GOP lost the evangelicals in 2008 and put Obama in the White House”

Kenneth Copeland’s Jet

Behind Senator Grassley’s Crusade Against The Pentecostal Six While fully 16,000 corporations operate their own aircraft and 60,000 more have part ownerships as well as leases, we are now learning that Republican Senator Charles Grassley’s investigation of six Pentecostal Ministries was prompted by the fact that they owned private jets. He has reportedly asked theContinue reading “Kenneth Copeland’s Jet”

Southern Baptists Are Key For McCain

The Southern Baptist Convention is the most important voter bloc in the Republican Party and support from its leaders is critical.  A new poll shows John McCain seriously lagging among white evangelical Protestants. It is perhaps the most volatile voter bloc in the Republican Party. George Herbert Walker Bush carried 81% of the vote inContinue reading “Southern Baptists Are Key For McCain”

Passing of a Giant

The passing of Gordon B. Hinckley marks the end of the greatest era of expansion and acceptance for the Church of Latter Day Saints and much of what he accomplished was underestimated because of the long shadow of his predecessor. When I moved into my White House office in 1989, I brought with me aContinue reading “Passing of a Giant”