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More on Christian Democrats

By on 1.9.07 | 12:03PM

John, I'm familiar with the non-winner take all nature of the European democracies and why third parties in American politics have either knocked out a contender or have mostly vanished. I agree that the emergence of a Christian Democrat party is a longshot, but I still think it could arise under certain circumstances. Bioethics is a possible driver.

James, I agree with you that there are some very distinctive characteristics of the American Christian population and their political preferences. A CDU party here would surely look somewhat different from the European versions.

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