Nancy Pfotenhauer, senior policy advisor to the McCain campaign, talks to Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton about the role people of faith will play in the campaign and how John McCain will appeal to them despite his discomfort in speaking publicly about issues of faith.
By the end of the Democratic Convention, John McCain knew that his campaign was in deep trouble. Hillary and Bill Clinton had rallied her followers to get behind Barack Obama; Obama closed the convention with a spectacular speech in a stadium spectacle ...
The selection of Sarah Palin as McCain's VP is by any estimate a very interesting pick. Her pro-life background should help McCain with blue collar Catholic voters generally.
Humorist Will Rogers was famous for joking, "I am a member of no organized political party. I am a Democrat." The 2008 Democratic National Convention demonstrated just how far removed today's Democratic Party is from that of Rogers' day.
Reporting from the floor of the Republican National Convention, Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly managing editor Kim Lawton says social conserative delegates there remain excited by McCain running mate Gov. Sarah Palin, pleased with her strong pro-life stance, and unphased by the news of her unwed teen-age daughter's pregnancy.
Read excerpts from Kim Lawton's August 15, 2008 interview in Washington, DC, with former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee about the McCain campaign, Republican platform issues, and the convictions of the candidate.
Read excerpts from Kim Lawton's August 17, 2008 interview with Pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California.
The election season moves into high gear this week with the Democratic National Convention in Denver, followed by the Republican gathering in St. Paul.
Evangelical megachurch pastor Rick Warren questions the candidates about moral failures, faith, and abortion.
Another evangelical leader may be ready to support McCain. Kim Lawton joins me now to talk about religion and politics, and what sounds like a major change of heart for James Dobson.