The Evangelical Case for Newt Gingrich

Evangelicals play a significant role in the Iowa electorate.  In 2008 they overwhelmingly voted for Mike Huckabee.  Huckabee is perceived by many as having won the vote by living and campaigning in Iowa exclusively and speaking to many churches and church groups prior to the caucuses.  Many Iowans may also have voted for him because he was a Baptist minister.  Iowans were impressed for sure.  But it was not enough to propel him to the nomination.  In fact by the time the process rolled around to Florida, the Huckabee share of voters was only 13%.  For this election cycle, evangelicals have the potential of having even less influence if they split their vote.  Many of the candidates have evangelical appeal.  Let me remind my fellow evangelicals what this election is and is not about.  It is about voting for the next president.  It is not about voting for your next pastor or someone who sounds like a pastor, whether or not he spoke...(Read Full Article)

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