In what may go down as the biggest mistake in US presidential campaign history Ron Paul lost a spectacular 60% of the Atheist Vote as a result of his making public his views on evolution and creationism, According to a poll conducted on this blog.
Atheists knew for some time that Ron Paul was a christian, But because Atheists generally have their heads screwed on they looked past his invisible-sky-daddy fantasies and focused on his logical approach to government, The constitution and the economy.
But if there is anything Atheists have learned it's that if you find a christian, It's not long before you also find someone who denies reality, Reason, Evidence and logic. Anyone who claims to posses reason and faith posses neither.
Ron Paul could have easily answered the question in a way that kept Atheists on his side and made sure the christians wouldn't reject him as a heathen. he could have said; "well there is a lot of evidence for evolution, I believe that if it is true then god created it". This would have still lost him a few votes and I'm sure a few bloggers would have come down on him just as hard, But for him, A doctor, To say "I don't believe in evolution as a theory" exposes him as someone who is willing to deny evidence because of his religion.
It was good while it lasted Ron, But you blew it. As much as i liked Ron Paul he wasn't in the position to be throwing votes away and i suspect losing 60% of the Atheist vote is going to be quite damaging. I believed that out of all the candidates he was the Atheists candidate simply because of him being a defended of the constitution.