Andrew Sullivan hits the nail on the head with Running for Pastor, his comment on a video question asked in last night's CNN-YouTube debate. Candidates were asked if they believe each and every word in the Bible to be true:
With the Biblical literalist question, you see what Bush and Rove have achieved: the suspension of secular politics in the Republican party, and, by inference, the country as a whole. This has become, thanks to Bush and Rove, a religious contest. And that's why, in today's GOP, Huckabee is the proper leader. It's a church; and he's a minister. It's a match made in heaven.
For more debate coverage, see:
- Republicans Get Own Mixed Bag of Questions, Sans Snowman - Washington Post
- GOP Debate Open Thread - AmericaBlog
- More Boos At Republican YouTube Debate As McCain Re-Writes History - Crooks and Liars
- Sanctuary Mansions and Conspiracy Highways - Seeing the Forest
- Garry J. Wise, Toronto