Cruz, Rubio, and Other Conservatives Lean Hard on God for Endorsements

A push for Christian voters leaves others out in the cold.


Ted Cruz
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If you attend a Republican presidential event on the campaign trail, you may come to wonder if you made a wrong turn and ended up in church. If you are not a believer—an evangelical Christian believer, that is—you may feel ever so slightly unwelcome. 

The deity-centric approach is working for Ted Cruz, who began his victory speech in Des Moines Monday by pointing heavenward, pursing his lips and uttering an especially unctuous line: "To God be the glory." Steve Chapman, though, takes a dim view of the suggestion that adherence to Christian beliefs should be considered a requirement for the office.