He also said some shit that should piss off every muslim in the country, and there are a few million of them. He said,
"But, no, 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. But that doesn't mean that I'm sure that someone who is Muslim would not make a good president. I don't say that we would rule out under any circumstances someone of a different faith. I just would--I just feel that that's an important part of our qualifications to lead.*Apparently someone on the campaign pointed out that muslims are allowed to vote in this country, and that they will consider that comment highly offensive, so this is at the end.
*McCain contacted Beliefnet after the interview to clarify his remarks: “I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the candidate best able to lead the country and defend our political values.”It's gotta be tough to kiss ass to such an egotistical group as the religious right without pissing off a whole lot of other people. Ha, here's another simple question, has religion helped any candidate during this election? Ok yeah the only reason Huckabee made a blip was his godliness, but obviously his god wasn't powerful enough to get him elected. Oh and I heard he did the Heimlich and saved a guy over the weekend, well done huck. Back to my point, it seems like religion has been a bit of a third rail for everyone (of the contenders) this time around. Maybe thats a sign of things to come, maybe politicians will go back to keeping their faith personal and not feel the need to prove how much they love mr. jesus. Maybe its wishful thinking.