Curious then, would you be more likely to vote for an apparent true believer like Obama or an obvious panderer like Hillary? I ask this seriously as I do think that Hillary appears somewhat insincere and phony in religious settings. Or do you just have to throw religion out the window totally as you realize that every candidate has to at least appear to be a bible thumper to get elected.
My tolerance for wacky religious views in political candidates is proportional to how much they let it directly influence their politics. There are lots of religious people on the left who support a secular government. Lots of ‘em. So Obama being a J-freak is less scary, of course, than Huckabee being a J-freak because Huckabee is proud to let it influence his politics and Obama won’t let it influence his at all.
I still find it mind boggling that socially conservative Republicans don’t take their party back. Or become Democrats. Democrats are not nearly left enough for me. They are light-weight Republicans in many respects. If we end up with Huckabee, I’d like to see a lot of socially conservative Repulicans vote for Obama.
2008-01-18 » lolife