Inside the Tent: Ralph Reed

September 3, 2008

Republican strategist Ralph Reed talks about what John McCain can do to get out the vote among social conservatives — starting with his pick of┬áSarah Palin as the vice presidential nominee. This video was shot by Inside the Tent contributor John Steward.

Inside the Tent has more than 40 delegates and other attendees in Denver and St. Paul, equipped with video cameras to capture the conventions from the ground up. Steward is not a Reuters employee and any opinions expressed are his own.

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It’s time for all Americans to pray to whom they believe they should pray to…pray for America…pray for the world…pray for themselves and their families.

It’s also time, Mr. & Mrs. Reader, for prayer to be done away from the political arena. A moment of silent prayer in public can be appropriate perhaps. Otherwise prayer should be done in private or in a house of worship.

Jesus is said to have thrown the money lenders out of the Jewish temple. I’m willing to bet that he tossed a few politicians and entrepreneurs out on their ear as well.

A house of worship is meant for worship. A political convention is meant for politics.

Mixing the two is at the very least unconstitutional here in America. Why? Because mixing religion & government is unconstitutional, and there is no way that a political convention can be separated from those who are elected or appointed members of government.

OK Jack

Posted by OK Jack | Report as abusive

Social conservatives? Just seemed funny to see those two words together. Of course today it rings true just that he left out fascists.

Posted by jason | Report as abusive

Ralph Reed is a corrupt scumbag who masqueraded as a moral leader. The good people of Georgia cast him out of our state politics and he does not deserve any form of recognition of a preeminent news organization like Reuters.

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