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A Few Questions Before the Election

October 29th, 2008 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

I thought I would put together a few of the unanswered questions that I am pondering right now.  Perhaps my astute readers have answers.

Where do Conservatives and Republicans go from here?  Regardless of who wins on November 4th, this will still be an open question.

To what extent should we be concerned about Obama's ties to Acorn--especially given Obama's repeated denials of his associations to the organization?

What's in the tape that the LA Times has?  And why isn't it revealing it to the world?

Is the sort of curiosity politics engenders healthy for the soul?  (I'm going to tentatively answer that "no."  But then, I'm the guy who apparently thinks nothing is good for the soul!).

Do the offhand things we say actually reveal more about our real thoughts than we intend to reveal?  How low is the bottom, if so?

How comfortable should we feel when the candidate of change has made it so easy to fraudulently donate to his campaign?  If running a campaign is an indication of leadership, then should we expect the Obama White House to have similarly loose security restrictions while remaining similarly close-lipped about what is actually going on?  Is it plausible to believe as many small donors have contributed to Obama's campaign (in an allegedly recessionary environment) as Obama claims?  As Beldar puts it, "If you watch the infomercial, ask yourself: How many minutes of it were bought with illegal money? A third of it? Half?"

Can McCain pull it out?

Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.