In our post-Freudian world, it is no longer a goal to become people of character who live out a God-ordained ideal of selfhood.
So I really would like to see both parties respond to the poor with greater commitment. But I've got to tell you, the Democrats, I feel, are doing a better job in that respect than Republicans are.
I, for one, am quite willing to join the 'forgive, forget and move on' crowd, but it does make me wonder if Evangelicals are going to sound believable when they say that they tend to vote Republican because of their religious commitments to the family.
An evangelical is somebody who, first of all, has a very high view of Scripture, believes it's an infallible message from God.