“I would say to the evangelicals who have joined this movement be careful, you will be used,” says Rev. Richard Cizik of the New Evangelical Partnership. “I want a society and a government and its policies to reflect values I find in Scripture, but that’s not what you hear from Tea Party leadership.” More
“There is some new energy for religious conservatives that’s growing out of the Tea Party,” says George Mason University political scientist Mark Rozell, who calls the relationship between the two groups “mutually reinforcing, even though they are not necessarily all the same people.” More
By the end of the Democratic Convention, John McCain knew that his campaign was in deep trouble. Hillary and Bill Clinton had rallied her followers to get behind Barack Obama; Obama closed the convention with a spectacular speech in a stadium spectacle ...
“Mitt Romney’s speech today focused ostensibly on religious liberty and tolerance, with the direct implication that his Mormon faith should not be an issue for voters. But it is not clear that the political goal for the speech — to woo evangelical Republicans in early primary states — was achieved.” More