America's most important election

Friday, October 19, 2012
Chad Groening (

While recent polling trends favor Mitt Romney, Gary Bauer has concerns about Election Day "shenanigans" in what the leader of a Messianic Jewish ministry believes could be an "apocalyptic election."

After nearly four years of Barack Hussein Obama in power, many conservatives say next month's presidential election is the most important election in American history. Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, submits that the outcome has spiritual ramifications.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)"This is an apocalyptic election. It's clearly the most important election in the history of America," she contends. "I believe that America is under a strong, strong delusion. When we see that nearly half of America is okay with the current administration that has this nation absolutely in tatters and shambles … and is willing to re-elect Barack Hussein Obama -- to me it's just absolutely delusional that they need to have this socialist continue to be the president."

Markell points to the Bible, which is clear that regardless of who wins the election, America will eventually come under God's judgment as the end of the age draws closer.

But a conservative activist and pro-family leader is encouraged by a recent RealClearPolitics compilation of national polls that shows Mitt Romney maintaining a narrow lead over President Obama, with Gallup tracking polls giving the Republican a six-point lead -- well outside the margin of error.

Bauer, Gary"This election clearly isn't over yet," Gary Bauer, chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, recognizes. "I worry about the cheating. I worry about other shenanigans taking place on Election Day. But I also think that no one can deny what the trend is right now, and the trend is clearly in Governor Romney's direction."

Bauer is particularly encouraged by the response of focus groups following Tuesday night's debate.

"Focus groups done by both Fox News, that's conservative, and by MSNBC, that's liberal, showed undecided voters in those focus groups moving strongly in favor of Governor Romney," he relays. "So I think there's a trend in place. It's going to take some event to interrupt or reverse that trend."

If values voters come out en masse to the polls November 6, Bauer believes Romney will win both the popular vote and the electoral vote. Two prominent Christian evangelists -- Dr. Billy Graham and Dr. David Jeremiah -- have both made pleas to that voting bloc in recent days.

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