Evangelicals Fall for Obama's Line

'Gullible' voters don't recognize 'Marxism couched in religion'
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2008 6:40 AM CDT
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., applauds during the Apostolic Church of God service in Chicago, Sunday, June 15, 2008.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama talks such a good game that he may fool a sizable contingent of evangelicals into supporting him, David N. Bass writes in the right-wing American Spectator. "Unlike past Democratic presidential nominees, he's not schizoid when it comes to talking about his own faith (which, admittedly, is a clash between the bizarre and the watered-down)," Bass writes.

Influential pastor Rick Warren plans to give Obama and John McCain a forum, telegraphing a message about the Democrat that, liberalism aside, “he's still a great guy. Maybe you should even vote for him.” And "it's part of a strategy that might work, given the current state of Christianity in America," Bass laments.