John McCain has received a damming indictment from a predominant Evangelical leader:
Richard Cizik is one of the country’s most powerful and outspoken Christian evangelical leaders. He happens to be a Republican, and he has known the GOP’s presidential nominee for many years. “I thought John McCain was a principled person,” Cizik says. “But John McCain has backed off, not just on climate change but on torture and a sensible tax policy — in other words, he’s not the John McCain of 2000. … He seems to be waffling on issue after issue.
It’s not illogical for someone to conclude that John McCain is going to be more like George Bush than John McCain is going to be like John McCain in 2000.”
I have a sneaking suspicion that other religious leaders are feeling the exact same thing. Hopefully they will speak up about it in the coming weeks and that will sedate the Republican base.
Of course I don’t like religious leaders sticking their noses into our political debate – the United States was created to avoid such invasions, but since the GOP loves using them so much to their advantage, it’s nice to see some come out and speak what they truly feel in order to thwart disaster. I just wonder how long before the wingnuts start crying about separation of church and state if this become a larger pattern.