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Apostolul Pavel

I’ve avoided writing about the upcoming presidential election. As is often the case in politics, the two candidates have entered a complicated game of rhetoric. The recent political tit-for-tat makes it increasingly difficult to know what McCain or Obama actually stand for on a number of problems the nation is facing. The conversation has shifted from substantive issues to questions about the candidates’ character. We are encouraged to vote for the candidate who is best suited to lead the nation on the basis of their personality and personhood. Who is the most patriotic? Who can identify most with the average American’s economic woes? Who is “tough enough” to deal with in foreign policy issues?