February 11, 2008

WHAT PART OF pROTESTANT DON'T THEY GET?:

Super Tuesday Results Show Split Between Evangelicals and Their Spokesmen: Dobson's anti-McCain e-mail doesn't seem to have made a difference. (Collin Hansen with reporting by Sarah Pulliam, 2/06/2008, Christianity Today)

A nationwide Super Tuesday primary may have tightened Sen. John McCain's hold on the Republican presidential nomination. But his candidacy has already exposed divides between evangelical voters and their spokesmen. A[...]

Evangelical Republicans divided their votes nearly evenly between the top three candidates, according to exit polls. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee collected 34 percent, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney earned 31 percent. McCain followed closely with 29 percent.

Huckabee, despite little official support from conservative leaders, won five Southern states with large numbers of evangelicals. Romney, the preferred candidate of many high-profile conservatives, could not top either Huckabee or McCain in any Bible Belt state.

"Trying to pigeonhole evangelical voters by looking at a few leaders is probably a big mistake," said John Green, senior fellow in religion and American politics at the Pew Forum.


Protestants don't have leaders.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 11, 2008 1:05 PM
Comments

I don't think that's quite true. Protestants have leaders away from. Once they're there, the civil war starts again......

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at February 11, 2008 1:43 PM

OJ - well said.

There are a lot of wannabe leaders out there - which is why Dobson and so many others are whining about McCain. But they are only hurting themselves. Richard Land has shown a lot more wisdom than most regarding McCain and GOP politics in general.

Posted by: jim hamlen at February 11, 2008 2:09 PM
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