US Democrats praying for victory


With the 2008 election cycle in the United States already well underway, a burning question-mark hovers over the Democratic Party in its attempt to build on its 2006 success in Congress and to recapture the White House: can it "get" religion? The real problem for the Democrats over the last several election cycles has not been so much particular candidates, but a perception that the party is in thrall to highly secularised special interest groups who are hostile to religion on principle - John L Allen

US Democrats praying for victory