the state of the field

If you bracket Gary Johnson (effectively ignored by the media and party establishment) and Ron Paul (less effectively ignored), because they are really libertarians rather than "conservatives" whatever the hell that means anymore...the only GOP candidates whose religiosity I don't find somewhere between repugnant and terrifying are the two guys rocking the magic underwear*.

*I can't tell you how happy it makes me that this entry is the #1 Google hit for "magic underwear". I like to think I had something to do with that.


Gino said...

its not a pre-requisit, but its a plus in my book if a candidate has some religious faith that he takes seriously.

that said... when its too blatant i get turned off.
they dont seem to realize that by overplaying the Jesus the card in the primary narrows their chances in the general. i dont think that rabid 10% of the gop is worth it.

Brian said...

Like I said, religiosity, not religion. The expression of belief in action (and in this context, specifically in political action), not necessarily the belief itself.

Gino said...

i was agreeing with you.

as somebody who apreciates religiosity in others, i have found that those who make the most 'noise' are generally the least righteous of spirit.

i also believe this hold true with politicians.