Religion and politics don't mix
This political season promises to be very entertaining as the Republican candidates try to "out Jesus" each other to win the evangelical vote, which has been the mainstay of the party over the past few elections.
Mitt Romney is having to explain how his Christian beliefs are as good as Mike Huckabee's Christian beliefs (huh?). Huckabee is busy touting his credentials as a Baptist minister (someone needs to tell him that being a Baptist preacher doesn't automatically bestow sainthood anymore, as a number of them have been exposed for income-tax evasion and a proclivity for prostitutes and other perversions).
And then there is Rudy Giuliani, thrice-married philanderer, being embraced by Pat Robertson, titular head of the "God squad" -- strange bedfellows, indeed. Not to mention John McCain, an otherwise honorable man, kowtowing to the late Jerry Falwell after first calling Jerry an "agent of intolerance." Note to John: You had it right the first time.
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Let's not leave out Fred Thompson, who turns to the camera in one of his latest TV commercials and extols us to get back to obeying God's laws rather than politician's laws. (I'm not making this up). Just as scary are the rest of the candidates (with the exception of Ron Paul) who would bomb everyone in the Mideast not wearing the Star of David.
One can hardly blame them for pandering to the religious right, however. After all, their standardbearer was elected to two terms because of their support. The irony here is that George W. Bush will, undoubtedly, turn on a spit for eternity as retribution for all the misery that his lies and hubris have caused.
This sideshow would be funny if they were not running for the highest office in the land, and if not for the possibility that one of them might be elected. Being "holier than thou" is certainly not a requirement for being president. In fact, it flies in the face of the United States Constitution. Religion (not to be confused with morality) and politics should not be mixed.