Thursday, September 27, 2007

What is your favorite Bible verse?

The candidates were asked about their favorite Bible verse and none of them could actually quote one:

Senator Barack Obama: “The Sermon on the Mount, because it expresses a basic principle that I think we’ve lost over the last six years.”

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: “The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I think that’s a good rule for politics, too.”

Mike Gravel: “The most important thing in life is love. That’s what empowers courage and courage implements the rest of our virtues.”

Representative Dennis Kucinich: “Prayer from St. Francis, which says, ‘Lord make me an instrument of your peace.’ ”

John Edwards: “What you do unto the least of those, you do unto me.”

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: “The Sermon on the Mount, because I believe it’s an issue of social justice, equality, brotherly issues reflecting a nation that is deeply torn and needs to heal and come together.”

Senator Christopher J. Dodd: “The Good Samaritan would be a worthwhile sort of description of who we all ought to be in life.”

Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr.: “Christ’s warning of the Pharisees. There are many Pharisees, and it’s part of what has bankrupted some people’s view about religion. And I worry about the Pharisees.”
Why is this relevant? Is it to prove that they can pander to Christians too?

But if David Kuo is right, then the Democrats don't need to pander to the Christians because we are sitting out this election.

Nine out of 10 Republican donors this time around were not Bush donors in 2004? That is a mind-numbing statistic. It not only explains why Republican fundraising is pathetically behind Democratic fundraising, it says this - Christian conservative donors are staying home.

Much of the punditry this year has focused on who will win the religious right vote. The answer is becoming clearer - perhaps no one will win their vote. They are burned, they are ashamed, and they are staying home.


How ironic that the Republican nightmare scenario would be Christian conservatives acting more like Christians and less like conservatives. Stay tuned.

Um, why would I be acting more like a Christian if I didn't vote? Jesus didn't vote for emperor so I shouldn't vote for president?