Citing the Golden Rule and getting the others to boo him or try to cast him as a naive - in front of evangelicals - was BRILLIANT. It turns the foreign policy debate into "Are you REALLY a Christian if you disagree with Paul?"
The others may think they got away with it. But it's going to eat away at their support like acid. B-)
It brings the "Just War" doctrine back onto the table. Given that's the set of arguments that lets Christians interpret the scriptures so they don't have to be pacifists, seeing their favored candidates calling for preemptive wars of conquest and nation building (as an euphemism for "empire building") will make them wonder about the candidates' credentials on other moral issues.
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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."
That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.
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