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Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Explaining Uncle Tom's demise

Posted By on Tue, Oct 3, 2006 at 8:47 PM

While you've gotta hand it to Ken Blackwell for sticking to his guns of staunch conservatism mixed with Christian activism, it also may explain his sagging poll numbers. Independants and conservative Democrats (many of whom voted for Bush) don't like Blackwell, and many feel the religious right has too much influence over the Republican Party. I tend to agree. I go to church on Sunday, but not to hear about foreign policy. Benchmark Goldwater pillars like individual freedom and have a populist appeal that middle-of-the-road voters aren't seeing in Blackwell. Free market capitalists have long tolerated the religious right as a means to an end, but how many Wall Street bankers wish to have Katherine Harris making policy decisions? Jeff Robertson Wooster


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