Morality, Politics and the Bush Re-Election While Sen. John Kerry focused on trying to win over key battleground states with criticisms of the war in Iraq, unemployment and health care, the Bush administration -- for the most part -- let morality be its compass, steering the debate toward controversial issues of virtue, like same-sex marriage and abortion. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks morality and politics with former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, now national president of Catholic Citizenship, and civil rights advocate Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Morality, Politics and the Bush Re-Election

Morality, Politics and the Bush Re-Election

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While Sen. John Kerry focused on trying to win over key battleground states with criticisms of the war in Iraq, unemployment and health care, the Bush administration — for the most part — let morality be its compass, steering the debate toward controversial issues of virtue, like same-sex marriage and abortion. NPR's Tavis Smiley talks morality and politics with former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn, now national president of Catholic Citizenship, and civil rights advocate Rev. Jesse Jackson.