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SahaleArm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-25-03 08:39 PM
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145. Nothing biblical - The spiritual dimension...
Edited on Thu Dec-25-03 08:40 PM by SahaleArm
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BROKAW: General Clark, let me ask you a question about the Democratic Partys connection to the so-called faith community in America.

The Economist recently quoted some statistics from the last election: 63 percent of the people who said they attended church weekly voted for George W. Bush for president; 61 percent of those who said they never went to church voted for Al Gore.

Is that any kind of a commentary on the Democratic Party and its connection to the growing influence of the so-called faith community in American politics?

CLARK: Well, I know that there are concerns about the connection. And I know that the Republican Party is working as well as it can and doing as much as it can to try to strengthen this connection.

But the Republican Party does not have the monopoly on faith in this country, and there are just as many Democrats who believe in religion, they go to church, they read the Bible, they say their prayers, they believe in God as there are Republicans. And I think that youll see that in this next election.

I think what you had in 2000 may have been unique. And I think maybe the president, President Bush, had a compelling personal story about that.

But, you know, there are a lot of people who have compelling personal stories. And I think that we as a Democratic Party have got to appeal and recognize the importance of a spiritual dimension.

And I certainly do. I do pray. I do believe in the good Lord. And hes been a very important influence in my life. And Im not afraid to say that.


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