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I was just watching the hour-long interview with Obama conducted last October by editorial board of the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph, which endorsed Obama today. About eight minutes from the end, the candidate is asked whether his faith has ever come into conflict with policy positions he has taken. His answer is no, though it he seems to hint that he and his wife are personally opposed to abortion (for themselves) while not wishing to impose that view on others. At the end of his response, he gives the classic answer, in just about the same words, from Kennedy’s 1960 address to the Houston ministers: that he would resign his office rather than do anything that would violate his conscience.