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Wednesday, August 04, 2004

The previous post led into consideration of Bush Jr.'s strong base among 'conservative religious groups,' as they are known, and the question of, 'then why are Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho so strongly Bush, and why have they been so strongly republican over the past twenty years?'

As I recalled from a past USA Today special feature entitled Charting the Unchurched in America (Graphic), these states aren't exactly hotbeds of religious conservativism (whatever that may mean). (Although, according to such stats, neither is Colorado, where Colorado Springs has basically become the headquarters of a myriad of conservative evangelical groups) So what's the deal? Is the non-pacific northwest a territory where such groups have a strong voice (or simply a loud one), or are there other reasons for their Republican votes, unknown to me?

Any takers?

2 Comments:

  • At 2:42 AM, Blogger C. Wess Daniels said…

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  • At 2:43 AM, Blogger C. Wess Daniels said…

    welcome to the darkside my friend. it is a warm and welcoming place. there are reasons why it is so dark here, and that is because, well i don't know, but you can imagine.

    another point of interest concering the Bush Jr's Conservative Support system would be for you to check out the aug 4th comment of my Friend who i have been talking with about urban ministry lately he has some political ideas of his own - read the comments too.

     

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