Why Is Obama More Overtly Religious Than Bush?

Obama's references to his Christian faith are less subtle than Bush's.

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"As president, Barack Obama has mentioned Jesus Christ in a number of high-profile public speeches—something his predecessor George W. Bush rarely did," reports Politico. Later in the piece: "Obama has every incentive to broadcast his Christianity, while Bush, for other reasons, chose to narrowcast his religious references to a targeted audience." Why is Obama overtly referencing Jesus Christ when Bush would not? Is Obama more religious than Bush? What "incentives" does Obama have? Post your thoughts.

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