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sHillary hires 'faith guru' to woo the religious vote

Ah, are any of you surprised at this development? One can only hope that she doesn’t equate “religious” with “fundie” in the vote chasing…oops. Too late. (The Hill):

Burns Strider, one of the Democratic Party’s leading strategists on winning over evangelicals and other values-driven voters, will join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as she prepares to launch her 2008 presidential campaign.

Strider now heads religious outreach for the House Democratic Caucus, and is the lead staffer for the Democrats’ Faith Working Group, headed by incoming Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.)

…Strider’s move to Clinton’s camp suggests that Democrats will woo so-called faith voters in the 2008 election. The plan is buoyed by the Democrats’ success in winning over religious voters in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in the midterm elections.

Why do these people, if they honestly are concerned about faith and politics, completely ignore the large center (assuming the progressive religious left wouldn’t need wooing)? It’s like a replay of Howard Dean, crowing about winning a third of the evangelical vote this fall, and appearing on the 700 Club.

Will this courting of this demo, which we all know voted for those marriage amendments, fool anyone? It doesn’t appear to be winning any votes over at WND.

What do you think of Hillary hiring a ‘faith guru’ for her likely presidential campaign?

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