Thursday, November 04, 2004

MSNBC - Culture Wars: Winning the 'Values' Vote

MSNBC summarizes how Bush was helped by the "values" vote:
"In Ohio, 24 percent of those surveyed identified themselves as 'white evangelical/born-again Christians.'

Gay marriage was a key part of Karl Rove's turnout strategy, and stood out as one of the cultural fault lines dividing the two Americas. Overwhelmingly, Americans say they oppose same-sex marriage, yet favor civil unions and other rights for gay couples. But the issue became a catchall for the concerns of Christian conservatives, who were already fed up with the many restrictions "activist" judges had imposed on them: rulings protecting abortion, banning school prayer and limiting religious displays in public buildings."

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