I certainly don't believe in criticizing anyone's religion. But this got me laughing. There are so many Baptist Republican Wal-Mart shoppers down here....
From Ruth Marcus in WaPo:
Indeed, Democrats' best hopes for 2008 and beyond may not be in mobilizing a "religious left," which will inevitably be smaller than its conservative counterpart -- [David] Kuo calls it a "corner grocery" to the right's "Wal-Mart." Rather, the Democrats could make inroads by luring moderate evangelicals and Catholics who once voted Democratic but have drifted away.
Will this work? Think of it as the Democrats' own faith-based initiative.
Excuse me? Corner grocery? Honey, the religious leftitude is an organic farmer's market cooperative with free copies of Utne Reader and Yoga Journal left on the tables so you can get yerself enlightened while drinking your soy latte from the Gandhi mug you brought from home, 'cause you get a nickel off for not using a paper cup.
I mean, guys. I'm attending Quaker meeting these days. The coffee is amazing.
And none of the hippies I'm doing java with think of this "Democratic Presidential Candidates Pray Too" initiative as anything more than another of Rahm Emmanuel's Powerpoint slides.