Morning Briefing: May 29th, 2012
By Steve Deace
History of the Evangelical Vote in U.S. Presidential Elections
This blog post from former Bush Administration official and current Ron Paul presidential campaign spokesman Doug Wead is several years old, and was written for the 2008 presidential election. Still, the demographics apply to 2012 with Obama running against a similar Republican to John McCain ideologically. If you want to get more informed on the history and impact of the born-again Christian vote in recent presidential elections, I high would highly recommend reading this.
Republicans ‘Bending’ on Obamneycare?
This article seconds a recent Politico story that cited GOP sources as saying if Obamney care is unconstitutional in the Supreme Court’s opinion, the Republican leadership on Capitol Hill will go for a kinder, gentler version of it and use Tea Party darling Allen West as their human shied for this surrender. However, the most discerning part of the story is where it says the GOP is offering up no alternative plan to Obamneycare. GOP leadership never has an alternative plan, except when it comes to beating their own base in primaries.
Chris Christie is not One of Us
Writing in National Review, Andrew McCarthy says what contacts I have in New Jersey have been telling me all along — despite all the bravado Chris Christie is no conservative. Keep this in mind for when Christie runs for president in 2016 or 2024, and hacks like Ann Coulter and some phony conservative/Tea Party “leaders” sell us on Christie as the guy who can win. Those were some of the same people that suddenly forgot Mitt Romney was named the No. 8 RINO in the nation by Human Events the year before he started running for president. They could very well need their memories jarred again once the check clears.