Tom Ganley, the Republican nominee for Congress in the OH-13 race against incumbent Democrat Betty Sutton, clarified his earlier comments that he did not have a position on whether President Obama is a Muslim — now saying that he has no reason not to believe the White House’s statements that Obama is a Christian. Furthermore, he also said that the question was “irrelevant” to his campaign.
Ganley told Roll Call yesterday:”I don’t have a position on whether he’s a Muslim.” This line of questioning came in the wake of a Pew national poll showing that 18% of Americans think that Obama is a Muslim — nearly twice the number from last year.
Later in the day, Ganley sent Roll Call a statement. “During an interview earlier today, I was asked a question about President Obama’s religion that I felt irrelevant to the story being written about my campaign for Congress,” he said. “I do not believe President Obama’s religion has any impact on the need for jobs in Ohio’s 13th district. According to the White House, our President is a Christian and I have no reason to believe otherwise.”