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Faith in the 2008 Election Faith in the 2008 Election
Religion played a significant role in the 2008 presidential campaign. Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden, Sarah Palin, and the participants in both the Democratic and...

RELATED RESOURCES: RELIGION AND PEACE

Mosaic Fall 2003
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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
克罗克国际和平研究所

Organization
Religions for Peace
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Life & Peace Institute
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Palinsarah

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska (2006 to 2009) and was John McCain's unexpected choice for vice presidential running mate in the 2008 election. Since leaving office, Palin has founded a conservative political action committee, SarahPAC, and extensively utilizes Facebook and Twitter to communicate with supporters; she also provides commentary and analysis for Fox News. Considered a potential 2012 presidential candidate, she declared her decision not to run in October 2011. Palin became the first female vice presidential candidate in Republican Party history and the second in US history. Palin’s Pentecostalism and strong social conservatism stoked controversy throughout the 2008 campaign. However, Palin largely shied away from speaking about religion, discussing her beliefs and their influence on her politics almost exclusively when she was asked about them. She is the author of the autobiographical Going Rogue: An American Life (2009) and America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag (2010).