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Winning the "I Don't Know" Crowd

The problem with Democrats is that they've become the party of moral absolutism.

11:00 PM, Nov 8, 2004 • By LIBBY STERNBERG
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If Democrats are to regain the moral-values crowd, they don't need to pander to the devout with photo ops at church services and well-timed references to the Almighty. They don't even need to be particularly religious. They just have to learn to humbly acknowledge that moral issues are thorny and require thoughtful consideration. And they have to respect the opinions and doubts of others.

Libby Sternberg is executive director of Vermonters for Better Education and author of the Edgar-nominated Uncovering Sadie's Secrets. Its sequel, Finding The Forger, will be published later this month. Also, her novel Loves Me, Loves Me Not (written under the name Libby Malin) will be published by Red Dress Ink in October 2005.