in Orange County, Calif., hosted presidential candidates Barack Obama and John
McCain at his church on Saturday, Aug. 16. The live broadcast was the first
joint appearance the two candidates made before receiving their party’s official
time,” had the candidates onstage simultaneously only for a moment. He spent
about one hour interviewing each one personally as part of a forum dubbed the
Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion.
hear both candidates speak from the heart—without interruption—in a civil and
thoughtful format absent the partisan ‘gotcha’ questions that typically produce
heat instead of light,” Warren said.
to stewardship, leadership, worldview and America’s role in the world. The forum
was broadcast live on Daystar, CNN and FOX News and streamed online at: http://www.saddlebackcivilforum.com/index.html.
only secondarily on how they’d lead and make decisions, this Saddleback Civil
Forum [reversed] that ratio,” Warren said.
Constitution, it’s critical to know how each candidate interprets the nature of
its principles,” he said. “Leadership involves far more than promoting programs
and making speeches, and since no one can predict what crises will happen over
the next four years, it is vital to know the decision capacity and process of