Forgive me but I think we are saying the same thing here but I admit I haven't read those articles yet.<quoted text>
I wish that were true. Unfortunately, McCain sold out to the religious right when he met with Franklin Graham (Billy's son and high ranking member of the CNP) He let them pick his VP candidate and they chose Palin after she hired Graham's good friend Kopp to replace Monegan. The Anchorage Daily News and The Nation both have articles about it. What kind of man wants to be president so badly that he would put an end times fanatic that close to the nuclear button?
Let me ask you this: who do you think belongs to CNP? I would easily place Bush there as a true believer. Cheney too. Rove, but mostly like a working dog instead of a true believer because he follows power in any form and believes where politics and religion meet is some of the most powerful.
I beg to differ with Rove but he would laugh and sneer and point to thousands of years of history but I am brave enough to laugh back at him, minus the sneer, and point to a massively unstoppable tipping point building as we speak that the world is reaching about that incredibly bad mix.
I don't think Graham picked her because I don't think either of the Grahams have enough political acumen for starters, or clout even inside the CNP, for enders. But it is an undeniable fact that the Christian faction has taken over the GOP. I think McCain sold out to them when his campaign died in the primaries and its been very slow to be revealed, for obvious reasons. The Graham meeting came later.
I see a whole faction of the GOP, while mostly Christian too, who are far more modern in their views. They are not at all happy about the melding of politics and religion and more than willing to undermine the neocons, if given a chance. Not all in the GOP are fanatical Christians.