The Other McCain got up early to watch MSNBC today. Topic - the poll saying 18 percent of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim.
For most Americans, religion is not about identity politics, it’s about having a firm system of morality — a bedrock sense of right and wrong, good and evil. People quite naturally want their political leaders to possess the kind of deep faith that inspires virtue.
Outside the secularized world of the media elite, religion is still viewed as a good thing, and the people want their leaders to be religious.