Russ Feingold has been travelling across the country to build up local democratic parties. This article
from a local paper touches on what looks to be a controversial subject in the 2008 Democratic primaries--Feingold's religion. Now, unless a Democratic nominee is a Satan worshiper who spends countless hours a day praying for hell on earth, I couldn't give a shit what a nominee's religion is. Christian, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, it doesn't matter--and it shouldn't
matter--as long as they can do the job.
Here's a snapshot of what potential voters think of the religion question:
Eagle County Commissioner Peter Runyon, a Democrat, said he was "impressed with his straight-talking style," he said. But while most Mountain Democrats said they would support Feingold if he runs in the 2008 presidential election, Runyon said he was hesitant.
"He is Jewish, and I can see tremendous problems in the Arab world," Runyon said. "It's unfortunate. It shouldn't matter, but in the Middle East it's huge ... Hate against Jews is enormous (in the Middle East)."
Others don't consider Feingold's religion a factor.
"Feingold, being a Jew, is behaving more Christian than the one who says he is a Christian," said John Gorman of Glenwood Springs, referring to President Bush.
Love that last line. Absolutely love it.