If you're an Evangelical Christian, I have one very simple question: Would you vote for John McCain? And while we're at it, let me also ask you that if you have reservations, why exactly? And if you will vote for him, tell me why. Leave your comments here.
Since we've heard so much about how John McCain needs to bring in Evangelicals, I would prefer to hear from this group only (if you don't mind).
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Here's more from ARP on the importance of Evangelicals in 2008:
White evangelical Christians may hold the key to the 2008 White House race as Democratic contenders openly tout their faith, while the Republican front-runner is on bad terms with his party's religious pillar.
Four years ago in 2004, Republican George W. Bush cornered 78 percent of the evangelical vote helping to boost him into the presidency.
But Republican front-runner Senator John McCain could be in real trouble if support from evangelicals drops to 68 percent, believes John Greene, a researcher with the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.
This was the scenario in a poll published Monday by the Center for American Progress Action Fund/Faith in Public Life, which found that one in three evangelicals voted in the Missouri and Tennessee Democratic primaries last week.
"The fact that there appears to be more interest in Democratic primaries by white evangelicals than ... in the past is one more indication that the evangelical vote may not be as solidly Republican in 2008 as it was in 2004," said Greene.
"It could be that there is some greater attraction to some of the Democratic candidates, such as Senator (Barack) Obama and even Senator (Hillary) Clinton, because both of them have made a clear effort to appeal to the religious vote."
In a debate last month, Obama urged Democrats to reach out to Christians.
"I think there have been times ... when our Democratic Party did not reach out as aggressively as we could to evangelicals, for example, because the assumption was, well, they don't agree with us on choice, or they don't agree with us on gay rights, and so we just shouldn't show up.
"And as somebody who believes deeply in the precepts of Jesus Christ, particularly treating the least of these in a way that He would, (I think) that it is important for us to not concede that ground.
"Because I think we can go after those folks and get them," Obama said.
In his book, Obama, 46, explains he converted to Christianity as an adult. He attends the black protestant Trinity United Church of Christ with his family, and some have noted his speeches often have the cadences of a gospel preacher.
Hillary Clinton, 60, is also open about her methodist faith, saying she attends a prayer group. In her autobiography "My History" she admits having found solace in reading the Bible and books on religion and spirituality, especially in the rough years of her husband Bill Clinton's 1993-2001 presidency.
For Alan Wolfe, director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, "both Obama and Clinton have serious religious credentials and can appeal to religious voters better than most (Democratic) candidates in the past."
The suspicion many evangelicals hold for McCain -- an Anglican who in 2000 branded late television evangelist Jerry Falwell an agent of intolerance -- has been demonstrated with the success of his rival and former Baptist preacher Mike Huckabee in the southern Bible Belt.
In a forceful demonstration of that distrust, Huckabee did surprisingly well in Tuesday's presidential primaries in Virginia.
The Arizona senator "is in a real dilemma," said Wolfe, "he can do things that would appeal to that (Republican) base, for example nominating Huck (Huckabee, to share his ticket), but if he does that he runs the risk of alienating ... independents."
If Obama and McCain face off in November, Wolfe said, "Obama would do what Republicans always do successfully, he will take evangelical orders and prayers and weave them into his speeches, in a way that white evangelicals recognize."
McCain, he added, "can't do that, He's too awkward. He would just sound false. speaking in evangelical code language."