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Would you vote for a good candidate for president if he or she didn’t attend church?

Response Percent Votes
Yes
 
88% 589
No
 
11% 77
Total 666

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bolshavik_vw 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes, it does not matter to me, if they are Churched or not. What matters to me is that they will lookout for ALL the people. And not just the wealthy people?

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RidgeRunner 2 years, 6 months ago

I'd love to see a similar poll but taken a step further, and asking if they'd vote an Atheist in for the position of POTUS..

I would have no problem voting in an atheist that would bring in good polices-- good polices being key!

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overplayedhistory 2 years, 6 months ago

No, I would vote for the candidate that was the next least distasteful and lied about being a practicing Christian. I would not waste my vote on someone who has no chance among my fellow zealots. Just like how intelligent republicans will not waste their vote on Jon Huntsman, because their fellow zealots know he is not a real Christian. Why Mitt has hovered at 23% for 6 months.

What is awesomely hilarious, I will get to ask my evangelical nut job brother and wife who they are going to vote for in 2012, the Mormon/The black pizza guy or the Muslim.

What is also funny is republicans are stuck with trying to get the racists and/or the evangelicals, to show up for the general election for a black guy or a Mormon.

Will their Anne Rand nature be more powerful than their Racism and Evangelicalism, Stayed tuned, HBO, Showtime and AMC could not create content this good.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Meet the church going RINO Party you know the group that over time effectively purged republicans from the republican party. Their church of choice must preach deceit, crime and insensitivity. Brownback is a RINO who learned his deceit, crime and insensitivity in the beltway.

For example crime,deceit and insensitivity that win Oscar awards:

Introducing the RINO Economic Plaftorm Written In Stone

  1. TABOR is Coming by Grover Norquist and Koch Bros sells out state governments, public schools,SRS services etc etc to private industry = Grab Your Wallets! http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0705rebne.html

  2. The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  3. Wall Street Bank Fraud on Consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  4. ONLY 3 financial institutions instead of several were at risk so why $700 billion in bail out money? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

Tax cuts the ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy which do nothing to make an economy strong or produce jobs. Tax cuts are a tax increase to others in order to make up the loss in revenue = duped again.

  1. Still A Bad Idea – Bush Tax Cuts - The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = duped one more time. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

  • Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

  • Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

• Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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Armored_One 2 years, 6 months ago

Since when are politicians appointed by God and cardinals elected?

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purplesage 2 years, 6 months ago

Christian faith was requisite for candidates for public office in many of the colonies. It has been historically the case that men and women seeking high office have been affiliated with various Christian denominations. If memory serves me, Methodist is the most frequently represented and Episcopal is quite common as well. Not only does it seem to matter to the American public, not well-represented by the comments here, but which particular denomination is question as well. Remember John Kennedy's Catholic faith?

However, we have voted for people who, even if they belong to a church, rarely attend. President Reagan would be an example and then, there's President Jimmy Carter, who continued to teach Sunday School as possible.

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kernal 2 years, 6 months ago

Attending or not attending church has little, if any, basis for a person's character. This is really a stupid question, but considering the political atmosphere it's not surprising.

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cletus26 2 years, 6 months ago

Church should not even be a factor in voting

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Newell_Post 2 years, 6 months ago

Abraham Lincoln didn't belong to a church, and he did reasonably well. Which would you prefer? Abe or W?

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BABBOY 2 years, 6 months ago

So, would you vote for candidate that goes to Church just to get votes?

If he wavied an American flag and trashed talked Mexicans, I bet BornAgainAmerican would be all over voting for that guy.........

Lame.

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Trobs 2 years, 6 months ago

Slow down! A candidate who isn't openly religious to the point that they complain when people point it out?

Perry complaining he gets crap for being christian...

Do you know this candidate? I"ll vote for em

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My_Life 2 years, 6 months ago

Yes. I would vote for them for that reason and that reason alone.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 6 months ago

Could be that church going politicians who wear it on their arms and shove it down our throats are in fact masters of deception?

Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney were church going folk and look what we got for that. Both exercised their right to screw taxpayers with home loan schemes known as fraud.

The war for oil plus death and destruction got it's push from church going folks.

And oh my how about the ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

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Christine Anderson 2 years, 6 months ago

Just don't let Brownback ever become President, pleeezzzeee!

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Paul R Getto 2 years, 6 months ago

I suppose we will be making progress when this question has to do with policy and not magical thinking. IKE was told during his campaign to 'be more religious.' He said something like: "After the election is over remind me to join a church." It is ironic he was the first to be snagged into the "Presidential Prayer Breakfast" when it was started by the cult that trained our esteemed Muscular Sam the Governor. =========== IKE's speech: "All free government is firmly founded in a deeply felt religious faith. As long as you feed me grits and sausage, everything will be all right." Clearly, IKE was not as impressed with the cult as Sam was years later. (Sharlet, The Family. p. 197)

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darthtaco 2 years, 6 months ago

LOL. Yall RED state hicks are funny. I see that most people are doing great without your religion being thrust upon them.

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pace 2 years, 6 months ago

I have friends who are christian, I love and respect them. I also put my purse in a locked drawer when some one come's in wearing his religion like a pass.

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Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

I'll need to think about that one for a while. If god isn't telling The President in church what's going on, how will The President know what's best for me; then charge me at the rate he approves of for making sure my best interests are served.

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beatrice 2 years, 6 months ago

Church, or house of worship?

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beatrice 2 years, 6 months ago

One need not go to church to be religious, and certainly some people who do go to church do so as a front. Someone's personal beliefs should not play into it, as long as they aren't claiming they will govern based on their beliefs.

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50YearResident 2 years, 6 months ago

I would like to see a President that doesn't have to pray to make his decisions. One with his own set of nads. As for the ones that do pray, like Jimmy Carter, do they really believe someone is listening to them and giving them directions?

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1029 2 years, 6 months ago

Wow, no way! That's just crazy talk. Anyone who doesn't understand that God wants us to only elect Christians as our leaders probably shouldn't vote again until he/she reads The Bible more.

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Stuart Evans 2 years, 6 months ago

Now ask this question again, but instead of "doesn't attend church", substitute "is an atheist", see how your results change.

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acg 2 years, 6 months ago

Brownie? OMG your blatant racism makes me want to puke all over your face. You people are idiots. As for the ?, I'd be more apt to vote for a candidate that doesn't attend church because churchy people (read hypocrites) also make me want to puke.

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rockchalk1977 2 years, 6 months ago

Quotes by Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Obama's pastor for 20 years.

“The government lied about inventing the HIV virus as a means of genocide against people of color. The government lied.”

“We bombed Hiroshima. We bombed Nagasaki. And we nuked far more than the thousands in New York and the Pentagon and we never batted an eye.”

“We have supported state terrorism against the Palestinians and black South Africans, and now we are indignant because of stuff we have done overseas is now brought back into our own backyard. America is chickens coming home to roost.”

“Barack knows what it means living in a country and a culture that is controlled by rich, white people. Hillary would never know that.”

“Fact number one: We’ve got more black men in prison than there are in college. … Fact number two: Racism is how this country was founded and how this country is still run.”

"You cannot do terrorism on other people and expect it never to come back on you."

“We are deeply involved in the importing of drugs, the exporting of guns and the training of professional killers. … We believe in white supremacy and black inferiority and believe it more than we believe in God. … We conducted radiation experiments on our own people. … We care nothing about human life if the ends justify the means. And … And … And! God! Has got! To be sick!”

"To say “I am a Christian” is not enough. Why? Because the Christianity of the slaveholder is not the Christianity of the slave. The God to whom the slaveholders pray as they ride on the decks of the slave ship is not the God to whom the enslaved are praying as they ride beneath the decks on that slave ship."

And Obama still became President because the lame stream media gave him a free pass. Truly a couple of nut jobs. January 20, 2013 the end of an error.

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verity 2 years, 6 months ago

It really shouldn't matter whether a person goes to church or not. I'm not voting for a religion, I'm voting for principles.

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grammaddy 2 years, 6 months ago

That would be my ideal candidate.True separation of church and state.

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Gandalf 2 years, 6 months ago

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