July 8, 2004
As head of a nonprofit behind these commentaries, I can't endorse candidates, but I can give you some person reflections on the man John Kerry has selected to be his running mate.
A couple of years ago, John Edwards co-chaired the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
He used all of the right "God words." Politicians do this pretty well.
But I wasn't impressed because there did not seem to be any connection between Edwards' professed faith and his worldview.
It's much like Kerry. Kerry says he believes life begins at conception, but is not willing to impose his Catholic views on Protestants and Jews.
Would he say the same about race, or anything else?
This is not just a credible position. If one believes something is morally wrong, is not one obligated to try and right that wrong? The apostle James said, "faith without works is dead."
Again, I can't endorse anyone in these commentaries, but these are my thoughts on the freshman senator and former rich trial lawyer, John Edwards.
Judge for yourself.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.