November 7, 2006
"Here are the lessons" from the wins of Casey, Strickland, and Brown, writes Jim Wallis:
When Democrats can run authentically as persons of faith, they can beat back the idolatrous claims of the Religious Right that God is only on their side. And when Democrats take a more morally sensible and centrist position on issues like abortion, they do better than liberal Democrats have done. These results are bad news for the "religious fundamentalists" who have far too much influence in the Republican Party, AND for the "secular fundamentalists" who have far too much influence in the Democratic Party. But it is good news for the majority of Americans who are alienated by the political extremes of right and left and are hungry for a new "moral center" for our public life. More good news may lie ahead tonight.