No 'Pastor in Chief': Religion as a Factor in 2008 Presidential Race

October 19, 2007

Author: Nancy Frazier O'Brien

Source: Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- In contrast to the 2000 and 2004 presidential election cycles, when some saw Republican candidates as too cozy with religious leaders and too willing to bring their faith into the public sphere, this year's GOP candidates for president have been relatively quiet on the topic of religion.

The Democratic presidential candidates, on the other hand, have lost the reticence of recent years and are talking openly about their faith experiences and how that would affect their political decisions.