Is pastor Rick Warren laying a trap for the Obama campaign?
“Mega-church pastor and best-selling evangelical author Rick Warren announced earlier this week that he plans to hold a presidential forum, as he did during the 2008 campaign. Warren has not yet set a date for the event, nor does he have an agreement with the Obama and Romney campaigns for their participation. But both candidates have at least some reason to consider accepting the chance to discuss their faith publicly.
I won’t review the reasons why many American voters like to hear about the faith of their presidential candidates. And, yes, Romney continues to deal with questions about Mormonism while Obama is still attacked by conservatives who charge he is a secret Muslim. But the reason both men might benefit from talking about something as personal as faith in a national forum is that many voters are still struggling to get a handle on who these private, introverted men are.”
Amy Sullivan — “What Obama Needs to Know Before Meeting Rick Warren Again”
- slackjot said: I’m sure Obama will be better prepared this time to articulate his positions in terms of his Christian faith. Romney’s objective will be to impress on evangelicals that he shares their backward values. (And to call no attention to the stranger beliefs every good Mormon…
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