The History of the evangelical vote in presidential elections

What is the history of the crucial Evangelical Christian vote and where is it likely to go in the upcoming showdown between John McCain and Barack Obama?   The chart below, prepared by a team I put together for NEWSMAX and appearing in their current issue, offers the most comprehensive and accurate account of theContinue reading “The History of the evangelical vote in presidential elections”

Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?

Has Sarah Palin Spoken in Tongues?   Last night a CNN reporter asked that question of Palin’s former pastor.  Because of my work as religious liaison in past presidential campaigns, I have been inundated with calls from the media asking about Sarah Palin’s church, the Assemblies of God, their doctrine and what this will mean. Continue reading “Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?”

The smear against MSNBC: They did not give credentials to protestors

Television viewers watching the Republican National Convention were probably puzzled over how demonstrators protesting John McCain could have broken into such a tightly controlled event.  After all, this is the world of post 9-11. Rumors soon spread that it was the work of MSNBC.  Some on conservative talk radio spread the word.  The only problem? Continue reading “The smear against MSNBC: They did not give credentials to protestors”

Sarah Palin Soars ! Liberal attacks backfire.

Tonight, Alaska governor Sarah Palin addressed the Republican National Convention and knocked a home run. It wasn’t just her speech, which was good and had memorable lines (but was also, no doubt, written by talented McCain staffers,) it was her grit, her spirit and her gutsy delivery after a week of outrageous attacks on herContinue reading “Sarah Palin Soars ! Liberal attacks backfire.”

Is Sarah Palin ready?

No experience, only a governor for two years before being put on the national ticket?  Too religious?  Bible studies in the evening?  And yet, can’t take care of the children?  One daughter marries a man 30 years older.  Another rejects the family faith and flees to an Ashram in India.  Sarah Palin?  Nope.  All ofContinue reading “Is Sarah Palin ready?”

Why I’m going to Minneapolis?

I’m going to be in Minneapolis for Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, August 31-September 2.  You know why? Because Ron Paul was there for me in the national debates, standing up to the GOP establishment, with their no questions asked – we will define what conservative means – attitude. I’m going to Minneapolis because RonContinue reading “Why I’m going to Minneapolis?”

What is Sarah Palin’s religion and why does it matter?

What is Sarah Palin’s Religion? She is Assemblies of God. Ted Boatsman, the former Alaskan District Superintendent for the Assemblies of God, was her junior high pastor at Wasilla Assemblies of God Church. Later she attended Juneau Christian Center whose pastor is pastor is Mike Rose.  Now, she is attending a more acceptable “Bible Church.”Continue reading “What is Sarah Palin’s religion and why does it matter?”

Why John McCain picked Sarah Palin?

So now it’s official, Senator John McCain has picked Alaska governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate.  How did it happen and why? If you will re-read my post of March 5, 2008, you will see how clear the process really was. The choice is much more limited than it may have at first appeared.  IfContinue reading “Why John McCain picked Sarah Palin?”

How will the Evangelicals vote in 2008?

  A history of the born again vote and where it will go in 2008.   An upcoming issue of Newsmax Magazine will offer a comprehensive account of the crucial Evangelical Christian vote and where it is likely to go in the upcoming showdown between John McCain and Barack Obama.    A chart, prepared byContinue reading “How will the Evangelicals vote in 2008?”

Smokin’ Some Weed with Ron Paul

  Okay, let’s cut to the chase.    The problem many people have with Congressman Ron Paul is his call for the decriminalization of marijuana.  This is not his cause celebre’, as my friend Roman Godzich points out, just a logical progression of his notion of personal freedom and personal responsibility.   But it is rightContinue reading “Smokin’ Some Weed with Ron Paul”