Religious Value Voter
One of the most interesting results of the 2006 election is not the “revolt of the middle” but the emergence of the religious value voter as a swing voter. This is recognition that “No one has a corner on values.” Everyone noticed that the Catholic vote returned home to the Democrat Party. The Democrat Party selected faith friendly candidates such as Bob Casey, Jr. in
A number of individuals and groups redefined religious values to be not only abortion and same sex marriages but also the war in
The religious value voter must not be deceived by party or church leaders who attempt to redefine themselves. The most notorious example was when the man they called The Senator ran for the US Senate on the Prohibition Party. He was later exposed as the person who controlled the largest boot-legging operation in the
Groups within the party, or for that matter within the church, who feel they have been neglected by the party or the church, need to redefine the issues so that their block is noticed by the party or the church as a block of swing voter. It is not always necessary to vote with our feet. We can redefine the issues.
I for one redefine the issue as pro-quality of life.