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Monday 26 November 2007

A timely question for US Presidential candidates

Lynn and Pat Mulder of Florida pose a timely question for all the candidates in the upcoming Presidential elections. Jae (where I saw this video - thanks) implies it need be asked of Republican candidates, and whilst I certainly agree with him about that, I think it could usefully be asked of all the candidates, including at least some of the probable frontrunners from the Democratic Party. Further, with a suitably amended question, I'd like to see this asked of candidates in British parliamentary elections (particularly Party leaders - all of them!) and of course not forgetting the leadership of various religious denominations. I agree that the Republican Party, seemingly dominated as it is by the religious right in the US, needs watching, but so do many others who can be very 'mealy-mouthed' unless not forced to answer direct and very pertinent questions like this:

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