Saturday, December 09, 2006

The Gap +++

Click here: In Politics, the ‘God Gap’ Overshadows Other Differences - New York Times

Where are "the soccer moms," of yore? --- plus about a dozen others that are periodically said to rule the roost of American politics?

The "God Gap" has some cuts & passes to it that are particularly fascinating.

Yes, there is a difference in the way people vote based on religion.

But people change. The grandson of an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi may become a swinging Zen Buddhist. A person brought up in a deeply religious mid-continent faith may become, uh, that swinging Gary Hart, whose playing around forced him to abandon a promising Presidential campaign.

The obvious point, in politics and in life: Things change. What's true today need not be true tomorrow. A Republican "lock" on The God Vote may well be transitory.

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