What Would Candidate Jesus Do?

As a born-again politician, he might shock those who throw his name around

I suggested that he not give away the bus money," said Nicodemus, the campaign manager for candidate Christ. "But he gave it to every derelict we passed. They are his favorite people. He loves them, and he hates money."

Nicodemus and a large crowd of reverent volunteers, all of them broke, were trudging along behind the candidate on the cold highway outside Red Bud, Ill., far from the Iowa caucuses. "If we ever get there, we could win the thing easy," the campaign manager said. "He has very good name recognition. Way bigger than Lincoln."

He waved an arm in exuberance....

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