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he will reveal his true self, elegantly pivoting to the middle

Yea, right, hahahhahahahhaha.... Nice try.

22 posted on 12/23/2003 9:35:48 AM PST by CommandoFrank (Peer into the depths of hell and there is the face of Islam!)
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To: CommandoFrank
Howard Dean's lack of religious committment is not a problem for a large number of people in this country. Most of them are nominal Democrats, and many of them got sick of Clinton using religion to mask his personal flaws. On the other hand, many people would be troubled by a candidate who looks like he's going to turn the White House into a church of his own faith.

The point here is this: I'm hoping that conservatives do not bash Bush for not embracing Christianity any more publically than he already does. The people he needs to get to vote for him, and for fellow Republicans next year, are far more comfortable with someone who has a religion, and doesn't spend every waking moment trying to impose it on others than they are with an overly pious candidate. Bush is walking the fine line quite well, he's sending more than adequate signals to his base that he's philosophically aligned with them, while not sending danger signals to people who see the inside of a church even less often than Howard Dean does.

The thing we should get from the article above is that we don't need to fight any harder on the religion issue, with Howard Dean as the Rat candidate, we've already won on that issue. There are plenty of other reasons to not vote for Dean besides the fact that he had a tiff with a mainline Protestant denomination over a bike path.

26 posted on 12/23/2003 9:56:49 AM PST by hunter112
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