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Will Evangelicals Really Sit Out the Election?

dbowen656 Wrote: Oct 13, 2012 3:17 AM
Evangelicals should not vote in elections at all. It's important that our country be guided by those who embrace rationalism rather than emotion. Analysis is only worthwhile when its practitioners have the courage to face reality, even when objectionable, without seeking comfort through belief. Comfort seeking thought processes cause bad decisions and create victims of us all.

Recent polls produced confusing results in the presidential contest – with Barack Obama ahead over-all, but Mitt Romney leading comfortably among independents.


How could this be?—as independents are the key swing votes that settle closely divided elections? Actually, many polls over-sample Democrats—predicting they’ll turn out in record numbers, exceeding even the tidal wave for the hope-and-change campaign of 2008. Moreover, they also project conservative-leaning groups staying home: analysis of the Marist Poll in key swing states projected 20 to 30 percent lower white Evangelical participation than last time.


This flows from liberal assumptions that religious conservatives are disengaged from...