I've been wondering recently if the Obama campaign wants the rumor-mongering Atlantic writer, who coined the slur "Christianist" for those with whom he disagrees theologically, to be known as the Senator Obama's chief literary apologist for his presidency. For that writer seems to have become that advocate by virtue of his well-written Gospel of St. Andrew to the Americans, "Why Obama Matters," published in the December 2007 issue of the Atlantic.
But while sleuthing last night I discovered that the Obama campaign seems to be more than happy to publicly accept the Atlantic writer's support. His work (a March 18, 2008 blog entry) is published by Senator Obama's campaign on its site. The piece praises an Obama speech that the Atlantic writer believes shows the senator's authentic Christian faith. The essay has been up on barackobama.com for nearly six months, and still remains there over a week since that same writer began his irresponsible rumor-mongering about Gov. Palin. Even though Senator Obama wisely and strongly condemned the rumor-mongering, his campaign seems to promote the rumor-mongerer's judgment on the authenticity of Senator Obama's Christian faith in the "in the news" section of its website.
Can one imagine what would happen if the McCain campaign published the work of the unreliable Jerome Corsi? Unfortunately, there are blogs on the McCain site that mention Corsi's book, though they are not all favorable. On the other hand, these blogs, like the ones on the Obama site, are authored by a wide variety of citizens and not the campaign. Nevertheless, the point is that the McCain campaign does not seem to be highlighting to its website visitors the works of venom-spewing moon bat conspiracy theorists who make all sorts of outrageous claims about Obama (e.g., he's a Muslim, he's wasn't born in the U.S., etc.). Why the Obama campaign wants to hitch its wagon to that Atlantic writer's falling star is beyond my understanding.