Thursday, May 21, 2009

Kris Allen: Proof that the Christian vote is a game changer?

Kris Allen's American Idol win is a win for the Christian right, says the blogosphere in response to the upset Allen pulled on last night's big reveal.

"[T]he battle between an ambiguously sexual, theater-loving California glam rocker and a married-at-23, former church missionary Arkansas country rocker has all the makings of a Blue State/Red State culture war," says Randall Lane in the Daily Beast, posting a map of the voting that suggests a correlation between Allen and McCain supporters.

Michael Giltz, writing in the Huffington Post, notes that Allen represents a trend. "Look at seasons past," Giltz urges, "and where there's a clear Christian vs secular showdown, the Christians have been winning handily.

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