LINK:Clinton, Obama vie for the "faith vote"
Telling religious people what they want to hear in order to get their vote.
DALLAS (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates and will court the "faith vote" at a forum this weekend, seeking support from a sizable constituency with a major influence on U.S. politics.Only in America can we have greed, materialism, gas guzzling vehicles, destruction of the environment...and faith!
Religion plays a much bigger role in U.S. politics than elsewhere in the developed world, reflecting Americans' comparatively high rates of belief and church attendance.
"It would be unlikely anywhere else to find presidential candidates who would feel compelled to answer questions from religious groups," said Matthew Wilson, a political scientist atin .
"In many European societies, many politicians are reluctant to discuss their faith convictions publicly but here we expect them to do so."
I will be glad when this shit is over.