The former, faith-based aide speaks out about what the evangelicals mean to the political landscape.
Yes, it is true that almost 30 percent of white evangelicals voted for the Democrats, up from the 22 percent Senator John Kerry received in the 2004 presidential race. But that 2004 number was aberrantly low. More typical were exit polls from the 1996 Congressional election, where 25 percent of white evangelicals voted for Democrats.
So before rearranging their public policy agenda in hopes of attracting evangelicals, the Democrats would be wise to think twice. There has been a radical change in the attitudes of evangelicals ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬? itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s just not one that will automatically be in the DemocratsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ favor.
You see, evangelicals arenÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t re-examining their political priorities nearly as much as they are re-examining their spiritual priorities. That could be bad news for both political parties.
What are those spiritual priorities? Read the whole thing.