Zephyrus made a comment on my post yesterday that made me laugh, and also made me wonder about what the Republican message machine will do with the latest development in continued analysis of Barack Obama's religion. The tension:

Obama is a covert Muslim, a double agent in the clash of civilizations! err... Obama is a radical fundamentalist BLACK Christian! err, sorry, wrong memo... Obama is an elitist Marxist who hates all religion!

The religious allegations have already run the gamut, and I'm also envisioning what the message will look like if Obama's the nominee. Now that William Kristol and Joe Lieberman are jumping on the Marxist meme, that will surely be the next go-around of allegations. Unfortunately for the right, "Obama is a radical Muslim angry black Christian atheist" just isn't that marketable.

--Kate Sheppard