If the parties had been reversed

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on October 30, 2006

Senate hopeful Harold Ford, Jr. of Tennessee hasn't been running the most deft of campaigns against Bob Corker. And the other night he stuck his foot in it again.

My friend Lincoln Davis who chairs our campaign says there are, there’s one big difference between us and misfortunate Republicans when it comes to our faith: he said that Republicans fear the Lord; he said Democrats fear AND love the Lord.

I dislike it when members of either political party tries to out-religion their opponent. But these sorts of obviously untrue blanket statements really chafe my hide. Not just because of the statements themselves, but how the media report on these statements.

If a Republican had said this about a Democrat, the media reports would be about how they are playing to the evangelical base and using religion as a wedge issue.

When a Democrat says the same thing, he's "reaching out" to "values voters."

Wake me when it's over.

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