I am in the midst of rewriting this, in hopes that I can get it into Next Wave or something, but until then I would like to link to a couple of postings from 2 years ago on a Politic of Hope vs a Politic of Fear in an Election Year, along with implications of a Theology/ Politic of Hope. I am thinking it needs to be reconsidered because both the Right and the Left are using politics of fear disguised as Hope. We must learn to tell them apart before early November.
here is the original post
here is the post on implications