Maybe an exaggeration, but I can’t help but notice the first winners this year also have the top rating on BeliefNet’s God-o-meter. Do you think this means we are on our way to theocracy? Here is an alternative reading: Americas like hope. Consider the following elections Carter/Ford; Reagan/Carter; Reagan/Mondale; Clinton/Bush; Clinton/Dole; Bush/Kerry. I would suggest that in each of these elections, the deciding factor was the candidate with the hopeful outlook and vision won, even when the “hopeful” vision was repulsive to me like military domination. Is it possible that it isn’t exactly their expressions of faith, but their expressions of hopefulness, which just happens to be an expression of faith for them?
Or it could be coincidence. There are so few elections it is easy over generalize, and soon enough Giuliani will start winning by scaring the living daylights out of people.