Episode Detail: Under God: Bush, Kerry and the Faith Factor - Hardball with Chris Matthews
A look at the role religion may play in the 2004 presidential election includes a report from Newsweek managing editor Jon Meacham on the history of religion in American politics; an Andrea Mitchell piece on the growing electoral influence of Arab Americans; and a David Shuster report on the Bush and Kerry campaigns both relying on churches and religious organizations to get out the vote. Panelists include Meacham and Mitchell; Father Andrew Greeley, a Catholic priest and author; Rev. Richard Land, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; and Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals.