Republicans shouldn't have to answer questions about Obama's faith and patriotism

It's wholly irrelevant to 2016

President Obama prays during a service in 2012.
(Image credit: (REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque))

As American voters consider their choices for the next president in 2016, what issues will matter most? Obviously, national security and foreign policy have taken on a much higher priority of late, with the rise of ISIS, terror attacks in Europe, and new threats against American targets, such as the Mall of America. Economic policy will generate hot debate. Executive competence will also play a significant role after the VA and IRS scandals, especially for the candidates who will vie for their parties' nominations. Their records will get vetted to various degrees by each other, interest groups, and the media.

Oh, I forgot one topic: religion.

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