Brett Baier will begin Election Day with a prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Brett Baier will begin Election Day with a prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral November 5, 2018
From Axios/YouTube

From an Axios interview with the Fox News anchor, who describes his Election Day prep:

“I go for a run in the morning … I just go down to Central Park and do a couple miles. I make a swing by St. Patrick’s Cathedral — that has been my ritual for the last four Election Days.  I just go in, light a candle, say a couple prayers and have a little quiet time. I think that that’s key on those big nights. I did that in every city that I had a debate or a big night. It’s more meditation than it is anything else.”

Some readers may remember this similar glimpse into Baier’s faith a few years ago, in which he talked about getting ready for the debates:

Before every debate — he moderated five during the 2012 primary season — Baier will spend 10 minutes alone behind a closed door to pray.

“I’ve done that every time and that gets me ready,” he said. “It’s just a quiet moment. No computers. It’s meditative. It’s a thankful and grateful thing to be in the spotlight.” He’ll put in that time even after attending Catholic morning Mass with his mother, Pat, and brother, Tim, who both traveled to Cleveland to watch him in action.

The story went on to say that Brett Baier was an altar boy in his youth, and attends Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown, the same house of worship frequented by Chris Matthews, among others.


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