The Corner

Krauthammer

Krauthammer writes what needs to be written:

Mitt Romney declares, “Freedom and religion endure together, or perish alone.” Barack Obama opens his speech at his South Carolina Oprah rally with “Giving all praise and honor to God. Look at the day that the Lord has made.” Mike Huckabee explains his surge in the polls thus: “There’s only one explanation for it, and it’s not a human one. It’s the same power that helped a little boy with two fish and five loaves feed a crowd of 5,000 people.” This campaign is knee-deep in religion, and it’s only going to get worse. I’d thought that the limits of professed public piety had already been achieved during the Republican CNN-YouTubedebate when some squirrelly looking guy held up a Bible and asked, “Do you believe every word of this book?” — and not one candidate dared reply: None of your damn business.

Read the whole thing – particularly where Krauthammer takes a look at Gov. Romney’s (absurd) claim that “Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom,” a claim that would suggest that he knows as much about history as Mike Huckabee knows about biology.

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