Secular Coalition Fails Most 2012 Presidential Candidates on Religiously Intrusive Issues

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The Secualar Coalition of america just released it’s 2012 Presidential Candiate Scorecard.

Here it is:

Candidate’s remarks and/or actions have been:
A: Consistently positive.
B: Neutral or occasionally positive.
C: Mixed, with positive and negative responses.
F: Consistently hostile or negative.
N/A: At the time of publication, the Secular Coalition for America was unable to verify the candidate’s position or did not have enough information to rate the candidate.

The secular coalition notes:

Of the three leading Republican candidates, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. Representative Ron Paul received mostly negative scores, while former U.S. Representative and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich received a grade of “F” in almost every category. U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann, Texas Governor Rick Perry, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum also received almost exclusively negative grades in most categories. Former Utah Governor and Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman and President Barack Obama received mixed positives.

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4 thoughts on “Secular Coalition Fails Most 2012 Presidential Candidates on Religiously Intrusive Issues

  1. So, if I’m reading this right, Obama has a passing GPA* (3.11 — a middling B). Huntsman suffers from a lot of incompletes, but has a GPA comparable to Obama (3.2). The only other one in the GOP who even passes is Romney, who manages a C average (2.0).

    * On the A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0 scale.

  2. Speaking as someone who has spent almost all of his conscious life in Utah, I sincerely wouldn’t mind overly much if Huntsman became president. Most issues he’s about as conservative as Obama is (he’s famous locally amongst liberals for “normalizing” the notoriously-Byzantine Utah liquor laws), and mostly it would be the usual fiscal gripes I have about Republicans. I think he’d probably be more likely to bend on issues where the country really needs to move forward though, than any of the other candidates.

    Because of that, he’ll never be president.

    P.S. I wouldn’t vote for him, but since I’m in one of the two reddest states in the country, my vote doesn’t matter. Therefore I’m open to a Nader-trade if anyone is interested this November in casting my vote for Obama for me.

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