COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan says the Democrats' floor fight over whether to mention God in their party platform suggests that "they were against God before they were for him."
Campaigning in Colorado, Ryan noted that the Democratic platform that was initially approved had omitted any reference to God.
When reporters highlighted that omission, party leaders hastily moved to reinstate language from their 2008 platform that said government should help Americans "make the most of their God-given potential."
That change didn't sit well with many delegates. But after three inconclusive voice votes the convention chair simply declared that the necessary two-thirds had voted for the amendment, triggering a chorus of boos from the convention floor.
Ryan observed, "It wasn't really a popular reversal if you watched it on TV."
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