The Meaning of the Moral Mandate: Bill Bennett Analyzes Election 2004
Recorded on November 15, 2004
Location: The Heritage Foundation's
Even talking heads on the Left
acknowledge that moral values was the issue that sent President
George W. Bush to a second term in office. One out of five voters
said values mattered most as they cast their vote for President.
- Conventional wisdom held that
job-beleaguered Ohio and West Virginia would come out for Senator
John Kerry's line on the economy. Both gave the nod to President
- Alaska, a relatively libertarian state,
voted against decriminalizing marijuana - despite the proposition
to do so vastly out-funding the movement to keep it
- The eleven referenda to preserve the
definition of marriage all succeeded overwhelming.
In the wake of this evidence, former
Reagan and George H. W. Bush Administration official and noted
author, William J. Bennett, will consider the following questions:
Just where did this movement come from? For that matter, where is
it going? And how could the opinion-making elite on both coasts
have possibly gotten it so wrong?