Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Roland Martin: Democrats get religion

CNN contributor Roland Martin just posted an article on CNN.com about Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, "getting religion" on religion.
Democrats, in the words of Sen. Joseph Biden after the Sojourners forum, acted more like agnostics --­ other would say atheists --­ when it came to issues of faith.

For nearly 30 years, Republicans successfully used wedge issues like abortion and homosexuality to rally their base to those social causes and elect candidates who were willing to go to the mat when they came up. Their outreach efforts were strong, consistent and they delivered time and time again. And as long as Democrats were willing to ignore the ever-increasing concerns of people who tied their faith with public policy, the GOP would continue to clean up at the ballot box.

Martin makes the case for Democrats to pay attention to their faith-based voters, or suffer the consequences on election day.

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