1. I found it more than a little ironic that Reverend Al Sharpton would object to someone mixing faith and politics. After all, unlike Rick Perry (who has yet to officially declare) Rev. Sharpton actually ran for president, himself, and now (presumably) is the host of a daily MSNBC show. (Personally, I have no reservations about appearing on TV with a Christian preacher, nor do I have a problem with a governor choosing to call citizens together to pray for our nation.)
2. As I noted last night, past U.S. presidents — not just potential candidates for president — have sought to inject faith into the public sphere.