"Are You a Christian?"


That was Hugh Hewitt's first question to me on his radio show. So you'd think he might have some issues with Mitt Romney, wouldn't you? Naah. He's already on the case, with an upcoming book aiming to sell Romney to the evangelical right. Hewitt's abiding faith - in Republican power for ever - never falters. I should add that on two key issues - fiscal restraint and healthcare policy - I find Romney an appealing candidate. If he were not running as an explicitly religious candidate to a sectarian base, and was less draconian on abortion and marriage, I'd like him a lot. His faith is irrelevant to me  if he were running as a secular politician. But, in the GOP primaries, he isn't.