This quote from Gov. Scott Walker is a textbook example of using religion to position yourself politically:
“I’m still trying to decipher if this is God’s calling. You’ve got to be crazy to want to be president of the United States. You’ve got to be crazy. To look at what it does to a person and a family, you’ve got to be crazy. But you should only do it if you feel that God’s called you to get in there and make a difference.”
With that single statement he has told voters three things.
1. That being president is such a terrible thing that if he does decide to run, it can only be because he’s a selfless, dedicated public servant who is willing to sacrifice himself for the greater good.
2. That if he decides to run for president, that proves that God is on his side.
3. That he’s completely full of shit and will pander to the rubes as much as he possibly can.