Does Hillary have what it takes to build on faith issues?
Jul 27, 2016 1:00 AM - With Thomas Hobbes now firmly in charge of Republican messaging -- the world is a dark, Darwinian bloodbath, unless we turn over power to a strong ruler who will protect us -- Hillary Clinton has a number of rhetorical and ideological gaps she could fill in Philadelphia. She might, for example, use some self-effacing humor, in contrast to Donald Trump's thin-skinned egotism. She could tell some stories of immigrant contribution and success, rather than stories about immigrants murdering children. She might try a little aspiration, a little magnanimity, a little confidence in the American spirit -- all on extended vacation in Trump's GOP. And she could talk about the way religious values should inform our public life -- a task that the Republican Party has largely abandoned.