UPDATE: CBN reports McCain Campaign Says Story Rejecting Billy Graham Meeting Not True
And from Newsmax Billy Graham: I’ve Had No Contact With McCain Campaign
“The rejection of an offer to meet with Graham is yet another indication that the McCain campaign has made a deliberate, strategic decision to chart a new course for the GOP, a course without the sizeable evangelical Christian voting bloc serving as its base.”
I had the same impression from the letter. This bothers me. It seems like yet another signal from the McCain campaign that they are not interested in representing conservative evangelicals, they are only concerned about garnering our support this fall (and apparently not very concerned at that). They seems to think he will get it by default.
I have long said many of the Republican leadership don’t like conservative Christians nor support our values. They have needed our support to win elections, and they have been willing to say or do whatever it takes to get us on board. John “Straight Talk” McCain is just exhibiting those true feelings.
Am I reading too much into this, or am I right? What possible reason could he have for not meeting with Graham?