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Talk show host believes Pelosi remarks could hurt Democrats religious outreach

Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt said tonight that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments on when life begins signified a turning point for religious voters.

Pelosi said on TV last week that "doctors of the church" have not been able to define when life begins.

What about on the Democrats' attempts to reach out to religious voters?

I think the Nancy Pelosi's attempt to distort Roman Catholic Church on Meet the Press led to an avalanche of Roman Catholic bishops and cardinals denouncing her attempt to confuse and mislead mass-attending Catholics. That, in turn, triggered a re-evaluation of the Democratic platform and the story about Sen. Obama's voting against the born-alive infant protection act got a lot of traction because of Sen. Pelosi. It was a turning point in the religious vote, and I don't see him making significant in roads whatsoever. The evangelical vote is going to turn out and it's going to be overwhelmingly for McCain.

When I was at the Democratic National Convention, there were ...

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