This is the point, since the GOP commanded the votes of the Christian right when they assimilated the Christian Coalition they have had to pander to the religious fanatics to gain enough votes to win elections. Rove knew this and used it to his advantage with the 2 GWB wins. Until they find their true Conservative roots the R party will be relying on the churches to sell their candidates. Most folks in this country are religious but they seem to be having more of a problem accepting the mix of religion and government, as they should be - it is in the Constitution that two should be separate.