God and Jeb

In National Journal, Tim Alberta and Tiffany Stanley (who is managing editor of Religion & Politics) explore the Catholic faith of Jeb Bush and the complicated relationship between the potential 2016 candidate and religiously conservative voters. Bush has been meeting with influential evangelical and Catholic leaders over the past year and garnering their support, yet some still view him warily. Difficulties may exist partly because Bush is quieter about his faith than other candidates, the authors write. “And part of it may be shrewd politics: The man who famously said that a Republican must be willing to ‘lose the primary to win the general’ in 2016 wants to court religious voters without taking the kinds of hard-line stands that could hurt him in the general election.”

Read at National Journal

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