Prayer in the Spotlight
An interesting question submitted via e-mail asked the candidates whether they believed God and prayer could prevent bad things from happening. Here's a sampling of the answers:
Clinton: "I don't pretend to understand the wisdom and power of God. I do believe in prayer. I am very dependent on my faith, and prayer is a big part of that."
Edwards: "I pray daily. I prayed [when] my 16 year old son died, prayed before Elizabeth was diagnosed with cancer. There are some things beyond our control ... I don't think you can prevent bad things happening through prayer."
Bill Richardson: "My sense of social justice comes from being a Roman Catholic. Prayer is personal. It is important that we have faith, that we have values, but if I'm president I am not going to wear my religion on my sleeve."
Obama: "I believe in the power of prayer. Part of what I pray for is the strength and wisdom to act on the things I can control"
Dennis Kucinich: "I have been standing here for the last 45 minutes praying you were going to call on me."
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