Saturday, November 27, 2004

Kennedy Investigating More Effective Talk About Religious Issues From Democrats

Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Democrat of Massachusetts, is investigating how Democrats can talk more effectively about religious issues in the run-up to the midterm elections, when the party of an incumbent president traditionally loses seats in Congress. He was reluctant to talk about his plans until his staff completed research he requested.


Blogger Matthias said...

Ted Kennedy talking religious values eh? Do you see Cheney chatting up business ethics, Bush giving effective speaking lessons or Karl Rove offering weight loss tips? Noo-ooo. You see, this is why liberals don’t win elections.

11:30 AM  
Blogger Ron Chusid said...

I don't know how religious Kennedy is, but I would agree that those who aren't religious should not try to fake it. This would do more harm than good, such as when Dean looked foolish attempting this. On the other hand, John Kerry is very religious, and could talk about religion.

Some people went overboard in reacting to the initial exit polls, when later analysis showed that the religious vote was not as big a factor as initially thought.

There are ways to approach religion without pretending to be religious when one is not. Ethical values could be discussed regardless of one's religous background. Some votes might find they share some similar values regardless of religion. For others, the concept of separation of church and state might become convincing. Once government meddles in religion, some religions might discover this is not really desirable, especially if those with differing religious views have the upper hand politically.

1:01 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home