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Monday, February 21, 2005

Democrats Cautioned on Faith?

By Audrey Hudson

Democrats who invoke God's name on the campaign trail will be seen as politicians pandering for votes, says failed vice presidential candidate John Edwards. The North Carolina Democrat said he wanted more opportunities to discuss his relationship with God while campaigning with presidential running mate Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat. "It's everything to me," Mr. Edwards said of his faith and family yesterday on ABC's "This Week." Faith and values ranked as the number one reason among voters in the Nov. 2 election for voting Republican. But as the Democratic Party embarks on an new identity search, he warned that God talk is not the solution.

"I don't believe the answer for us going forward is to invoke the Lord's name 55 times in a speech. First of all, I think it looks political. It looks like you're just moving around for politics' sake. I think people want to know who you are and what you're made of," Mr. Edwards said.

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More excerpts about yesterday's interview of JRE, from Faux News, just to prove that this blog is fair and balanced, and yet other quotes are found here (LA Times via Yahoo News).

For once, the WT, a very conservative newspaper, printed excerpts of the interview on "This Week" yesterday. To JRE, I agree with you. Faith is something within, and should not be bandied about or one does appear disingenuous.