The Star Tribune reports: An overwhelming percentage of Minnesota, 78 percent, have a definite belief in God. Another 13 percent lean toward believing there is a god, according to a Star Tribune Minnesota Poll.
No wonder Howard Dean is suddenly finding the words to talk about his faith, if one can call it that. Even if the belief of this 91 percent doesn’t have an impact on their lives or their political views in the majority of cases, blowing off a huge portion of the electorate in order to win favor with the virulent secularists does not sound like a winning strategy, no matter how favorably the New York Times regards it.
I’m not questioning Howard Dean’s faith, I just don’t know what it is. I haven’t heard him make any precise statements about where he stands; his recent comments , however positive, have been too general to make any firm conclusions. More on this Monday.