Look, dude, if you think the Dems don’t court evangelicals enough … then court them.
If, on the other hand, you want to buy into the false rightwing spin that Democrats disparage religion and promote said falsehood to somehow “distance” yourself from it at the expense of your fellow Dems, then you need to reassess your goals and statements. You’re not doing yourself any good and you’re certainly not doing the party any good. There is an active and vibrant religious left and this Clintonian ditch-the-progressives gets you where, precisely? Another failed campaign? An even weaker party?
It’s a shame to see what used to be considered such a great potential national politician devolve into this typical beltway empty suit.
Dems are not anti-religion any more than Republicans are anti-big government. Quit carrying water for the GOP, Obama.
As for your presidential ambitions… if you are not going to stand with the progressives – otherwise known as “the whiteys who will vote for you”[fn1] and whom you need in order to have a shot at the big chair with the red phone[fn2] – then why should they stand with you?
[fn1] Known alternatively, as the people who do not use the social construct known as race to determine who they will and will not vote for. Many “progressives” are nonwhite, and this statement should not be construed as any sort of representation that social groups divided by racial classification vote as a singular entity.
[fn2] The progressives are a necessary but insufficient condition for an Obama presidency