With thousands of religious groups, with either slightly or drastically diverse beliefs, no person is going to win any nationwide campaign by leading with their personal beliefs.
Liberal media people know this, and will pull out all the stops to get a divisive religious figure, of any flavor, elected as the Republican nominee.
On the other hand, the possibility of a Republican nominee who leads with a unifying message of common sense Constitutional conservatism sends the liberal Democrats and the liberal RINOs into spastic fits of screaming heebie-jeebies.
I am sticking with Sarah until and unless she says otherwise. At least her name is Jewish..../removing tongue from cheek now.
Republicans win because they are the party of religion and that makes it the party of conservatives.
The Democrats are the party of anti-religion and they attract liberals.
The religious are conservative, the anti-religious are liberal is the way conservative/liberal breaks down, you should learn that at some point if you are going to spend time with conservatives.