As someone who has been both religious and political my whole life, I’ve often found myself uncomfortable when even some of the most devout candidates begin talking about God or religion. I think that’s because many of them adopt a delivery style that’s different from everything else they’ve been saying to that point that can make it seem contrived, even when it’s not. For whatever reason (maybe he’s simply a better orator), Marco Rubio seems to slip into these conversations with ease and without putting on a faux preacher voice. Last month, he gave one of the best responses I’ve heard from a Republican to the theocracy nonsense that people like to float.
Here, in response to a question about the future of his campaign, he immediately, easily, and quite sincerely invoked God and faith again, in a way that definitely connected with his audience: