Huckabee and Religion in the 2008 Campaign

Acton Research fellow and Director of Acton Media Dr. Jay Richards joins host Jim Brown on WRNO in New Orleans, Louisiana to discuss the impact of religion on Mike Huckabee's win in the Iowa Republican Caucus last week. What role should religion play in a presidential campaign? According to Richards, while it would be inappropriate to have a religious test for holding office, it's perfectly appropriate for a candidate's religious views to be examined in the course of a campaign in order to shed more light on the principles by which that candidate would govern if elected. With Republican candidates trying to appeal to religious voters in their base and Democrats acknowledging that they have failed to reach out to religious voters in past contests, 2008 promises to be the most interesting campaign from a religious perspective since the election of John F. Kennedy.

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