Most people do not know that Reagan was not a regular church goer. While he was president it was never an issue. But if he were running today I have a feeling he would not even clear the primaries. So does Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan
In a column last week in the Wall Street Journal, former Reagan adviser and speechwriter Peggy Noonan speculates that if Reagan were running for president today, he would lose in the Republican primary. He would be hurt by not being a regular churchgoer and being too relaxed about the faiths of his friends and aides, or about its absence. He was divorced, to boot.
Source: Religion, politics must stay apart. The Mercury News.
The Mercury News editorial got me thinking about how things have changed. In particular about how religion has gained center stage in our 2008 presidential race. I cannot recall religion being a big issue in any election I have voted in. Now we have Huckabee as the official Christian candidate and Romney as the as the anti-secular candidate. I think we should throw both of the bums out. The only issue that is important with regard to religion is the separation of church and state. These men cannot be our next president. They do not even understand what it means to be an American.