On 7th Day, They Campaigned

Candidates turn to the tube as Iowa caucus looms
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 31, 2007 3:15 AM CST
Democratic presidential hopeful, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., is escorted after speaking during worship services at the Corinthian Baptist Church in Des Moines, Iowa, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2007. ...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With four days of campaigning left in Iowa, leading White House hopefuls skipped church services and attended another weekend ritual—Sunday political talk shows. GOP frontrunner Mike Huckabee missed a service at the Cornerstone Family Church to appear on NBC, and Hillary Clinton arrived late and slipped out early at a Des Moines Baptist church service, although her ABC appearance was pre-taped, reports the McClatchy newspapers. 

Huckabee, an ordained minister, assured voters he would not impose  his Christian faith on others. As Arkansas governor, he said, "We didn't do tent revivals on the grounds of the capitol." Clinton assured voters that while she might confer with husband Bill, he wouldn't have an "official role" in her White House.