Of course it is. Politics have hierarchy, so does religion. The loudest politicians (used to) always win, the loudest preacher has the bigger congregation. Same with snake oil salesmen.
I remember the crazy lady at the McCain who was convinced Obama was a Muslim and here to destroy us. I remember the cockamamie Fundies on sites like answersingenesis who were absolutely sure that Obama was Satan and here to bring the rapture.
We get goofball religious candidates like Santorum and Bachmann who actually have a following of fans! BBC stories on them always had comments from people wondering why they put religion at the forefront of their campaign, but are unclear about plans for budget, defense, etc. I always figured Ricky-poo and Batshit Lady would just pray for answers to those big issues.
Personally, I don’t think people like Bachman, Santorum, O’Donnell, Christy, etc. should not be allowed to run for office at all. If you’re running for office and you pray, fine. But DO NOT mention it to me. I want to hear about what a candidate’s plan is politically, that’s it.
The more devout, the bigger the liar all around. But that’s politics anyway. Religious or not, politicians will always boast and exaggerate their entire career. How is that different from a Billy Graham speech?