Americans have very little faith in Obama’s faith. In fact, accepting that he’s “Christian” seems a leap of faith many citizens are unwilling to take, say polls. And Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin (shown) appears no exception.
Asked recently by two Washington Post reporters if Obama is a Christian, Walker replied, “I don’t know.” As the paper reports, when then told “that Obama has frequently spoken publicly about his Christian faith, Walker maintained that he was not aware of the president’s religion. ‘I’ve actually never talked about it or I haven’t read about that,’ Walker said, his voice calm and firm. ‘I’ve never asked him that,’ he added."
Later, writes the paper, “Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster telephoned the Washington Post to say the governor was trying to make a point of principle by not answering such kinds of questions, not trying to cast doubt on Obama’s faith.”
Obviously, this was an attempt at damage control necessary with hit-man reporters who continually put Republicans in callow and craven crosshairs. And what’s happening, in part, is that the media is trying to “Quayle” Walker. Referencing former Vice President Dan Quayle and the silly and misunderstood 1992 potato affair, this is when the media attempts to characterize an intelligent conservative candidate as a dolt, either through inordinate focus on a normal gaffe or via the use of gotcha questions.
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