Daily Archives: October 3, 2007

Candor or Pander?

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US Republican presidential hopeful John McCain moved Sunday to calm controversy over an interview in which he said he would prefer to have the US president be Christian rather than Muslim.

“I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles … personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith,” said McCain, 72, in an interview posted Saturday on the faith and politics news site Beliefnet.

“I think the number one issue people should make [in the] selection of the president of the United States is, ‘Will this person carry on in the Judeo Christian principled tradition that has made this nation the greatest experiment in the history of mankind?'”

Oh, John the Baptist McCain, I almost (but not quite) feel sorry for you.

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