Three vids at the link but the controversy du jour is wafting up from the ones entitled, “What Religion Should the President Be?” and “Is America a Christian Nation?” Maverick answers both of those questions the way most Republicans would like him to, but even then it’s appropriately watered down: yes, as most Americans surely do, he prefers a candidate of his own faith; yes, America is a Christian nation, but only insofar as it’s founded on basic Judeo-Christian moral principles. The one place he gets jerky is here:

I think the number one issue people should make [in the] selection of the President of the United States is, ‘Will this person carry on in the Judeo Christian principled tradition that has made this nation the greatest experiment in the history of mankind?'”

I thought the number one issue was winning the war on terror. But then, there’s some debate about that these days, isn’t there?

His campaign climbed down afterwards by affirming that he thinks the best candidate should win, that America should welcome people of all faiths, that he loves everyone, etc. Click the image to watch.