Hope for the Religious Right?

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The religious right was a powerful political force in the 1980s and 90s, but in this election year, Christian conservatives failed to unite around one candidate.

Now, many of them are unhappy with John McCain as the Republican nominee.

Is this a sign that the religious right has lost its influence?

CBN News spoke with Dr. Charles Dunn, Dean of the Regent University School of Government on the topic.

In his latest blog, Dunn said he believes the platform has lost its footing and no longer has the solid leaders it needs.

"In the heyday of Ronald Reagan a few leaders stood out, such as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and James Dobson, who could rally the religious right in presidential races," he said. "For various reasons these leaders no longer occupy center stage in presidential politics. In some respects the religious right now has too many chiefs and not enough Indians."

Still, Dunn said there's hope for the religious right.

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