Last night in New Hampshire, the Democratic presidential candidates were asked to quote their favorite Bible verse. Leaving aside the matter of what-the-hell-kind-of-question-is-this, the Dems did pitifully. Obama name-checked the Sermon on the Mount but didn't hazard a quote. Hillary evoked do-unto-others, which she referred to as the Golden Rule. Flower child Mike Gravel came up with, simply, “The most important thing in life is love.” Finally, Dennis Kucinich took the godless cake by going straight to the so-called “Prayer from St. Francis,” which as the Caucus explains, hadn't seen much circulation before World War II. We're wondering how the other side would stack up against the same challenge.
Mitt Romney: "And as they came to the sea they pitched their tents; and they called the name of the place Moriancumer."
John McCain: "Forgive thine enemies, though they be agents of intolerance."
Fred Thompson: "Sometimes the good you do won't do you any good. Season Seven, Episode Twelve."
Ron Paul: "Give generously."
Rudy Giuliani: "John 9:11. Or was it Matthew 9:11? Er … 9:11."
Michael Bloomberg (we know, not a Republican or even in the race): "Um…."
The Democrats Quote Scripture [The Caucus]