The Young Evangelicals: Their Hearts Belong to Rand Paul

While the other GOP presidential candidates are falling all over themselves trying to win the important evangelical leaders of influence, Senator Rand Paul appears to have won the hearts of their youth. What this will mean for the coming Iowa Caucuses, where the Paul campaign has organized the college campuses, remains to be seen. JerryContinue reading “The Young Evangelicals: Their Hearts Belong to Rand Paul”

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Evangelicals turn to Ron Paul

In the wake of Senator Rick Santorum’s departure from the presidential race there are signs that some evangelical leaders are refusing to jump on board the Mitt Romney bandwagon and are turning to Congressman Ron Paul  instead.  The Texas congressman spoke to several thousand people last night at the Will Rogers Auditorium in downtown FortContinue reading “Evangelicals turn to Ron Paul”

Bachman-Perry: Who is God’s Anointed?

“He who says that religion and politics don’t mix, understands neither one.”  – Gandhi The race between Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and Governor Rick Perry is coming down to an old fashioned, Christian, church-goin, doctrinal dog fight.  One that favors Bachman in the short run in Iowa and Rick Perry in the long run across theContinue reading “Bachman-Perry: Who is God’s Anointed?”

Mitt Romney and the age of the Mormons

Mormons are big news now, with possibly two presidential candidates. Recent polls show former Massachusetts Gov., Mitt Romney, beating Barack Obama. And now former Utah governor and ambassador to China, Jon Huntsman, is flirting with his own run for the presidency. Both stories put the subject of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsContinue reading “Mitt Romney and the age of the Mormons”

Mitt Romney: Frontrunner?

Mitt Romney: Frontrunner ?         By all accounts this should have been Mitt Romney’s turn to win the Republican nomination and the presidency.  In a survey last week he was the only Republican who topped Barack Obama in national polls.  Now, post Bin Laden, one has to wonder. What still makes Romney strong?Continue reading “Mitt Romney: Frontrunner?”

Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!

There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden.  Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead.  At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”

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”

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?”

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”