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  1. I couldn’t agree more. While some look at faith as something to be talked about (especially in politics) many others consider faith a personal matter.

    Thompson should not be judged by his display of faith but rather his votes and positions on issues. I believe it’s called walking the walk.

    Comment by Steven Plunk — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 9:36 am

  2. Dobson Says Fred Thompson Not Real Christian

    Focus on the Family’s James Dobson told U.S. News that Fred Thompson would have a hard time getting the Republican nomination, since he’s not really a Christian.
    “Everyone knows he’s conservative and has come out strongly for th…

    Trackback by Outside The Beltway | OTB — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 9:53 am

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  4. …I think his overall significance is not as great as he (and some of his critics, for that matter) think it is.

    This is key. I have always wondered the same thing about this guy.

    Does he have an actual apparatus or network of political mobilization? Or do other, more localized, preachers kind of mimic his views?

    My sense is that these churches act more in a more diffuse, Putnam-esque social captial sense.

    I know Dobson has a media apparatus, but are people actually watching him directly?

    There has to have been some mobilization scholars looking at this phenomenon.

    Comment by Ratoe — Thursday, March 29, 2007 @ 10:15 am

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