Could Abe Honestly Win in Today's Religion-Packed Vote?
Byline: Burt Constable
We are a religion-conscious nation where a photo of Christian Barack Obama in Somali garb, or the use of his middle name of Hussein, can fuel a theological firestorm, or at least provide fodder for talk radio folks.
According to some polls, American voters would never elect a Muslim. Or a Mormon such as Mitt Romney.
Some say John McCain isn't Christian enough. Others say Mike Huckabee is too Christian. Hillary Clinton is Methodist, but when has a candidate ever ridden the Methodist vote to victory?
Since religious affiliation can play an important role in American politics, wouldn't it be great if our next president …
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Publication information: Article title: Could Abe Honestly Win in Today's Religion-Packed Vote?. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL). Publication date: March 1, 2008. Page number: 13. © 2009 Paddock Publications. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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