In my earlier post, “An uncomfortable truth: the unknown factor of the right-wing evangelical turnout in November,” I discussed the millions of dollars being funneled into the work of former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed’s fundie get-out-the-vote operation through his Faith and Freedom Coalition.
Here’s Exhibit A of just how off-the-rails these efforts are and what that money is buying. Via Think Progress:
The mailer, a product of the Faith and Freedom coalition, is titled the “Voter Registration Confirmation Survey.” But its questions have little to do with registering to vote. Rather, the survey asks a host of leading inquries into how its members view the President’s record.
As Mother Jones, who obtained the survey, points out, the Faith and Freedom coalition and particularly its head Ralph Reed are leading the effort to turn out Evangelical voters for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. The group plans to spend over $10 million for this purpose.
Note that Mitt Romney said of Ralph Reed:
“Ralph Reed is doing a great job here with the Faith & Freedom Coalition. This is going to make a big impact across America and I appreciate the work you are doing here.”
Ralph Reed by Gage Skidmore, under Creative Commons License