The Response to Dole’s “Godless” Ad

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Dole’s challenger Kay Hagan has create a new ad called “Belief” in response to Dole’s “Godless” spot, which attacked Hagan for attending a fundraiser connected to someone who is connected to an atheist group.This is a very post-2004 way for a Democrat to respond to a faith-based attack: quickly responding to the attack head-on and testifying unabashedly about one’s faith commitment. Which is to say, it’s a very “Obama” way to respond to a faith-based attack, as opposed to the “Kerry” way of responding: wringing one’s hands and marrying each public pronouncement about one’s faith to a reaffirmation of support for the complete separation of church and state. 9

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Larry Parker

posted October 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm

“Bearing false witness”?! WOW!!!
That steeliness explains why Hagan is ahead in the polls. Her rapid response may be why she wins.

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Robert Morwell

posted October 30, 2008 at 6:08 pm

Amen, sister!

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Edward Virtually

posted October 31, 2008 at 12:44 am

You can help Hagan afford to get her message out by donating to her campaign as soon as possible. There being only four days left before the election.

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posted October 31, 2008 at 2:22 pm

there’s nothing wrong or unamerican in being an atheist. This is not a theocracy and we have a right to believe or not to believe. It is bigoted to portray godless as wrong.

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posted October 31, 2008 at 2:24 pm

It is bigoted to portray atheists so negatively. We should respect all beliefs, and those who do not believe as well. America is not a theocracy.

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