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Religious Adherence of 2008 Candidates

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Huan Yi
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High On Votersí Minds

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,291434,00.html


What about yours.

For example did Joe Lieberman being an Orthodox Jew
give anyone pause, (how would that have played in the Middle East)?
Would you vote for anyone with any Islam in his background,
(how would that play in Idaho)?

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Though I am an American who values faith in my life highly, as do a vast majority of Americans, a candidate's religious affliation doesn't really influence my vote at all (unless I felt the candidate was TOO fundamentalist, regardless of his/her religious adherence)

Look, for instance, there are many voters who say that they would NEVER elect a Mormon currently, who Mitt Romney happens to be a Mormon. And yet, we already have Mormons elected to public office, most notably Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. So though I'm not a Mormon, I wouldn't think any less of a candidate if he/she was Mormon, as I believe faith shouldn't be treated as a one-size-fits-all concept, and its virtue comes in many different shapes and sizes.

Now, without a doubt, we are one of the more religious first-wprld countries in the world, and many Americans do take faith in their lives quite seriously. However, I think the public is far more accepting and broad-minded in terms of religious freedom and diversity than the pollster questioners make them out to be in the phrasing of their questions.

Sincerely,
Noah Eaton


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