Billy Graham has died: Speaking the truth to power

Billy Graham was “the good Rasputin,” an independent religious figure who whispered into the ears of the powerful but always for the greater good rather than his own personal aggrandizement.  His emergence coincided with the rapid rise of the Evangelical Movement in America and thus his political power. In 1950, when he met with PresidentContinue reading “Billy Graham has died: Speaking the truth to power”

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Rubio’s blunder is Trump’s gain in Iowa

  Doug Wead In the closing hours before the Iowa Caucus Senator Marco Rubio has made a significant blunder. It may be crippling his last minute Iowa surge just as it is getting off the ground.  So far, Donald Trump is the big beneficiary. Here’s the story. On January 10, 2016 Senator Rubio brashly announced inContinue reading “Rubio’s blunder is Trump’s gain in Iowa”

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”