Who said grace at Thanksgiving?
If it was a Republican prayer-sayer, then you might have had the best performance, as they’ve had more practice:
“[T]here are few other behaviors that so neatly cleave the body politic in half than the habit of saying grace before meals — and there are few other behaviors that so clearly telegraph your partisan preference.
According to David Campbell and Robert Putnam, authors of “American Grace: How Religion Divides And Unites Us,” a sweeping new survey of faith in the United States, 44 percent of Americans report saying grace or a similar blessing almost every day before eating while 46 percent almost never say it. There is hardly any middle ground on this issue, and, they write, “few things about a person correspond as tightly to partisanship as saying grace.”
“The more often you say grace, the more likely you are to find a home in the Republican Party, and the less likely you are to identify with the Democrats,” Campbell and Putnam write.
As Campbell explained to me, it’s not that saying grace makes you a Republican, or not saying grace makes you a Democrat. It’s that abortion and homosexuality, the hot-button issues that drive so much political coverage and religious behavior, are also the same issues have driven Americans into two separate camps on personal devotions like saying grace before meals.
On the other hand, if it was NASCAR Republican, you may have had this keeper: