Monday, July 23, 2007

Not Good! Not Good at All!

Democratic candidates trying to reach religious voters

If it emphasizes their own choices while recognizing that everyone should be free to decide moral issues on their own, better. But we know that really religious voters are not content to allow others to choose and want everyone to live according to their beliefs even if it means enforcing them in law. I hope Democrats only pay lip service to trying to court the religious vote.

This effort is apparent on the stump, where many of the Democratic candidates speak openly of religion and God and present moral justifications for their policies. It's also going on behind the scenes, with presidential campaigns hiring strategists to coordinate their outreach to religious communities and holding weekly conference calls with religious leaders.

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In the past, "there was almost a joke that you couldn't be a Christian and be a Democrat," she said.

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