Obama’s ‘Committed Christian’ mailer

Take a look at this mailer the Obama campaign is sending to Kentucky voters in advance of that state’s May 20 primary:


It’s very much like a mailer Obama used in South Carolina back in January. It certainly seems to be the candidate’s attempt to dispel lingering myths about him being a Muslim, and to have socially conservative Christian Democrats rally to him.

Remember the hue and cry — per Associated Press (via CBS News), the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, USA Today and about six billion blogs — when Mike Huckabee ran this TV ad last Christmas with the cruciform image in the background?

So, were both Huckabee and Obama over the line, or one and not the other, or neither?

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.

  • jojo ba

    Dear Barack Obama. I voted for you in the CA primary. Please keep your religion out of our politics. otherwise, Go Obama!