On Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends today, Ron Paul answered a question about whether Mike Huckabee’s new Christmas ad takes religious politicking too far thusly:

Well I haven’t thought about it completely but it, you know, reminded me of what Sinclair Lewis once said. He says when fascism comes to this country it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross. And I don’t know if that’s a fair assessment or not. But you wonder about using a cross like he’s the only Christian or implying that subtly. So I don’t think I would ever use anything like that.

God-o-Meter isn’t exactly sure what Paul meant, though it suspects it is that just because someone’s hoisting up a cross–i.e. Huckabee–it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s worth supporting. Or could Paul have meant that those carrying the cross so high as Huckabee should be greeted suspiciously? Either way, God-o-Meter is guessing that linking the cross with fascism will be unpopular in many Christian circles, lowering Paul’s reading.5

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