White Evangelical Groups Flood Swing States With Voter Guides
The poll numbers are as follows – Ohio: Obama 53%, Romney 43%; Florida: Obama 53%, Romney 44%; Pennsylvania: Obama 54%, Romney 42%
How are evangelical Christians combating this Obama surge? They’re taking to the streets in swing states with voter guides.
To give you an idea of just how massive an effort this is, the Faith and Freedom Coalition will mail about 2 million voter guides in some of the key battleground states. When Ralph Reed was with the Christian Coalition in the 1990’s, they might send out 200,000 pieces of mail in each state. Reed tells me that, “It’s the difference between a Model T and a Ferrari.”
This all comes as conservatives go into overdrive to save Romney’s campaign. Demographics that conservatives thought were squarely in Romney’s column, such as white southerners, are even beginning to flee.
Reuters reported the story of Sheryl Harris, a 52 year old George W. Bush voter who says she will support Obama this time around because, ”Romney’s going to help the upper class” and ” Romney doesn’t know everyday people, except maybe the person who cleans his house.”
Some southern whites are beginning to understand that class matters more than race, and although President Obama might not be perfect, he is more likely to understand what the middle class goes through than Romney.In a recent Zogby poll, Obama even leads among NASCAR fans, 48%-41%..
So evangelical groups are hoping that it’s not too late to change the minds of white Christian voters in swing states. In addition to flooding the mailboxes of conservative voters in those states, they also have the cell phone numbers of millions of conservatives. So this game is far from over, and everyone should just accept that this election will be close.
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