Joseph Knippenberg defends President Bush against the charge of (religious) fanaticism by contending "that he is guilty of the lesser charge of American exceptionalism." He considers Bushs language as reflecting the opportunity society (and not class warfare), and how Bushs vision encompasses limited government and unlimited love, while Kerrys default position is always another government program.
Bushs religion and its connection to politics is Knippenbergs topic, and he examines those (Kerry, et al) who charge him with either hypocrisy or fanaticism. This is a long op-ed and is very thoughtful. Note it.