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Ted Haggard
Evangelical voters let politics trump religious purity
Evangelical voters let politics trump religious purity

Back during the Democratic primaries of 2008, Hillary Clinton had a clever idea: make an appeal to evangelical Christian voters. And why not? She had a solid Methodist upbringing and a good narrative of how her faith had guided her through life's challenges (like coping with a horny husband). Plus, a lot of these voters were convinced that her rival, Barack Obama, was a Muslim. Unfortunately for Hillary, no matter how sincere her Christian faith, she had one big disqualifying mark against her: She was a liberal Democrat. On a Sunday a couple of weeks before the 2008 Super Tuesday primary, I was in Colorado Springs, one more way station along the campaign trail. The mega-church founded...

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