The Washington Post had an article Sunday about John Eaves, the Democrat who’s challenging Haley Barbour in the Mississippi governor’s race. Crazy, isn’t it: there are two people in the world who want to be the governor of Mississippi. But this isn’t your standard-issue Democrat, this guy is a pro-life, pro prayer-in-schools born-again nut who brags in his radio ads about how he baptized all three of his sons in the Jordan River. The Jordan River. Personally, I’d take my kid to Disney World for a vacation, but hey, the Dead Sea is nice, too.
Besides, southerners didn’t embrace the Republican party because of religion, they embraced the Republican party because they don’t kowtow to the blacks like the Democrats do.