Obama in Danger

The Republican Party has long used wedge issues like abortion, gun control, and gay rights to its advantage in rallying conservative voters, but a shifting agenda amongst political evangelicals and new thinking about Democratic Party tactics might be changing the game. David Brancaccio discusses these issues and their implications with Bishop Harry Jackson and Author Drew Westen. Bishop Jackson, an influential voice among the nation’s 100 million evangelicals, has shown a willingness to open his mind to opposing views, especially on climate control. Westen, author of “The Political Brain,” talks about how appealing to voters’ emotions reaps bigger electoral rewards than hammering home policy proposals.

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