Sunday, September 4, 2011

One major difference Mexican and U.S. political campaigning: God

Here's one major difference in campaigning between U.S. politicians and Mexican, and entirely in Mexico's favor. From Milenio's interview with Silvano Aureoles Conejo, the left's candidate to be governor of Michoacán:

"Do you believe in god?
"Very little - I am not much of a believer."

That's it - no follow-up questions, no scandal, nothing. What a fresh breath compared to the constant  groveling to the religious camps in the United States - how often does it happen that a major candidate to a major state simply states that s/he is not religious? And more so, that the candidate is not attacked for this?


  1. Richard Grabman9/04/2011 9:32 PM

    Outside of the United States (and maybe Iran), where would God be a campaign issue anyway?

  2. Hugo Chávez uses religion a lot in his campaigns in Venezuela.