I saw part of the discussion and thought it was a good way to view the candidates 'thinking out loud' without continually having to formulate a rebuttal. I am not an Evangelical but thought Mr. Warren was a reasonably good host, although his kind of hokey, aw-shucks friendliness (very Midwestern seeming for a Californian, I thought) was pretty ripe for snooty noses to look down on. Also thought McCain handled himself just a little more comfortably than Obama and any practice Obama can get before hitting the snakepit of the debates is good for him and all Democrats! Am not surprised at the media response -- it wasn't enough of a 'show' to make a big impression and I think there is a great deal of confusion about what constitutes separation of church and state which may be leading news outlets to just not be sure how to cover.
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