Sunday, June 17, 2012

Presidential Elections 2012 - #3980 - Ralph Reed: 17 Million Evangelical Votes Can Lead to Obama's Defeat - Newsmax

Some 17 million Evangelicals failed to vote in 2008 when Democrat Barack Obama beat the GOP's John McCain — and now the fight is on to get them there this November, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder Ralph Reed says. And the coalition's conference going on in Washington, D.C., this weekend is a training ground to get that vote out, he told Newsmax.TV in an exclusive interview. GOP leaders including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are addressing the conference this weekend as they try to ensure a high turnout namong Evangelicals, Catholics, conservative Independents and tea party supporters. “We had, in 2008, about 17 million self-identified Evangelicals who didn’t go to polls either because they weren’t registered to vote or because they were registered but they didn’t bother,” Reed said. “And we don’t know if we can get all 17 million of them to go to the polls, but we can get millions of them registered to vote and turned out. So this weekend we’re going to be talking to them about the basic blocking and tackling of registering people to vote, making sure they’re educated on where the candidates stand and getting them out to the polls on election day. November's election is critical, Reed said, because President Barack Obama is “somebody who’s called for more government, more spending, more bureaucracy. He seems to think the answer to everything that ails America is more government and bigger government.” Reed also said he believes the Obama administration is engaged in an attack on religious freedom.  Read more.......  Article contributed by Steve Peters.

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