Palin packs positive punch for McCain, evangelical says
Turns out Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, shared his views of Palin’s impact on Sen. John McCain’s presidential bid on CNN’s The Situation Room just a few hours ago.
According to the transcript of the show, available on CNN.com, Land said he thinks the addition of Palin is a positive for McCain as he seek’s the nation’s highest office with her as his running mate.
“It looks like, when they picked her, that they put the whole base on Red Bull. Yes, it is amazing how it has energized the base,” Land is reportedly said on the cable TV news show.
Land visited Oklahoma City on Aug. 19 at the request of the Capital Baptist Association of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. During my interview with him, he predicted that McCain has particularly gained support from evangelicals because of his pro-life stance.
Land has never been one to mince words so I could easily see him likening Palin’s impact on McCain’s evangelical support base to a surge of a high profile energy drink.
That’s got to be good news to McCain’s camp.
(Photo above, David McDaniel/The Oklahoman: Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talk about religion and politics during an August interview in Oklahoma City.
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