Politics

Did the Democrats’ loss of faith lose them the House?

Vince Coglianese Contributor

Of the many reasons cited for the Election Day “shellacking” administered by Republicans to President Obama and the Democrats, perhaps none is as puzzling to political analysts — or as maddening to religious progressives who put so much faith and work into Obama’s success — than the Democrats’ failure to mobilize the Religious Left and reach out to conservative believers.

To be sure, little was going the Democrats’ way this fall, and it would have taken something on the order of an Old Testament miracle — say, the sun standing still until employment numbers improved — to forestall serious midterm losses last week.

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