by Akiva at Mystical Paths
There's a funny dichotomy in America, we want our leaders to have good moral values and a solid foundational basis for the many difficult decisions they will face. Further, as a public example, we don't want them doing the types of activities that damage those values. Yet, as a multi-cultural society, we don't want excessive displays of commitment to a particular religion or significant conversations of religious positions.
So when President Bush was running and discussed his deep personal committment to his religion, and how this had helped him overcome major personal problems in his life, it made people uncomfortable. However, as an offset to President Clinton's apparent lack of personal morals, many (myself included) grasped it as a preferable alternative.
Yet this new level (see the link above) is ... spooky.
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