It’s because of stuff like this:
via Stacy McCain who notes:
What’s strange is that liberals find this type of narrative perfectly acceptable when what is being testified to is some appropriately secular conversion: “Why I became a lesbian feminist” or “When I learned the undenjiable scientific truth of global warming” or “How I discovered that my Republican parents are closet Nazis.” It is only the conversion narrative of Bible-believing Christians that liberals find obnoxiously repellant. And the idea that a Bible-believing Christian might think themselves called to high public office . . .
Well, liberals just can’t handle that — at least when the self-identified Christian is a pro-life conservative Republican. It was OK for John F. Kennedy to be Catholic, it was OK for Jimmy Carter to be a Baptist, and it was OK for Barack Obama to be whatever it is you want to call devotees of what Rev. Jeremiah Wright preaches. But let a conservative Republican speak in public about his or her Christian faith, and liberals immediately start screaming about “theocracy.”
It’s like Ann Coulter says in Godless: Liberalism is a religion and abortion is its sacrament.
As Rush Limbaugh says, the MSM will always telegraph who they fear
One final thought. Pre 1965 with very few exceptions the Average American would have found absolutely nothing odd about that kind of speech coming from a political figure running for president or any office.
Update: Ann Althouse raises an interesting point:
This reminds me of why I wouldn’t let Isthmus photograph me when it did a cover story about me. I figured they’d take a lot of shots and pick one that made me look crazy or bad in some other way.
But I wasn’t striving for media coverage, and Bachmann is. She’s got to take what she can get. The media is (mostly) liberal. Deal with it. You’ve got to manage your face if you want to get elected
What can’t be cured must be endured, but it doesn’t mean we can’t call em out.