David Brody makes an astute observation :
According to a Public Opinion Strategies poll that has assessed the Midterm Election results from Tuesday, (conducted for the Faith and Freedom Coalition) 52% of all people who identified themselves as part of the Tea Party movement are also conservative Evangelicals.
In addition, the poll also shows that, the largest single constituency in the electorate in the 2010 midterm elections were self-identified evangelicals, who compromised 29% of the vote and cast an astonishing 78% of their ballots for Republican candidates.
Heres the bottom line: conservative Evangelicals see fiscal issues as moral issues. Does that mean the abortion and traditional marriage issues are a thing of the past? Hardly. It just means the focus right now is on runaway spending but remember if the Tea Party is successful then that will translate into the Republicans being in power. If the GOP comes into power, they will (supposedly) promote and attempt to put in place pro-family policies, which works perfectly for social conservatives.
Under President Bush’s first term, the GOP did implement a number of pro-family policies. Since then, however, their record has been less than stellar.
Perhaps its time for us conservative evangelicals to stop merely voting for candidates who may support our views and start grooming and putting forth candidates who definitely align with our views on social and moral issues.