Not an atheist among ’em
Decided to answer my own question about the religions of the ’08 presidential candidates and found the following compilation from the Associated Press on the Nashua (NH) Telegraph‘s website:
Delaware Sen. Joseph Biden: Roman Catholic
New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Methodist
Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd: Catholic
Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards: Methodist
Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich: Catholic
Illinois Sen. Barack Obama: Christian
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson: Catholic
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: Catholic
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: Catholic
California Rep. Duncan Hunter: Baptist
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: Southern Baptist
Arizona Sen. John McCain: Episcopalian [note: since then he has said he is Baptist]
Texas Rep. Ron Paul: Baptist
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: Mormon
Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: Presbyterian
Former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson: Southern Baptist
Former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson: Catholic
As a candidate for public office, it’s probably very impolitic to admit you’re an atheist; it would have been headline news. Still, I was hoping there might be one in there somewhere. It would have brightened (no pun intended) my day.
Hmm, I just noticed they left Democrat Mike Gravel, former Senator from Alaska, off the list.
9/24 Note: Gravel is a Unitarian. Tommy Thompson has dropped out of the race.