Barbara Bradley Hagerty en For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Many religious conservatives thought this might be the year of an evangelical comeback, when voters would throw President Obama out because of his support of same-sex marriage and abortion, and his health plan's birth control mandate. It didn't work out that way.<p>"I think this was an evangelical disaster," says Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.<p>Mohler says white evangelicals moved in lockstep: Seventy-nine percent voted for Republican Mitt Romney, the same percentage as voted for President George W. Bush in 2004. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:18:24 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2423 at For Religious Conservatives, Election Was A 'Disaster' Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Americans elected Barack Obama to a second term Tuesday, with the president capturing or on the verge of winning all of the key states that had been at the center of his hard-fought campaign against Republican Mitt Romney.<p>"Whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you," Obama said early Wednesday at a speech before thousands of supporters in Chicago. "I have learned from you. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:52:51 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2384 at Battleground States Carry Obama To Second Term Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail Religion used to be everywhere in the presidential elections. George W. Bush courted conservative believers in 2004. In 2008, Sarah Palin excited evangelicals and — unexpectedly — so did Barack Obama.<p>What a difference a few years make. In 2007, then-candidate Obama used evangelical language to describe his Christian conversion: He was a young, secular community organizer who occasionally visited the local Chicago church, when one day he walked to the front of the sanctuary and knelt before the cross.<p>"I felt I heard God's spirit beckoning me," Obama recalled. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:25:02 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 1851 at Both Candidates Leave God Off The Campaign Trail