They are not "huge" issues. They are little blips on the radar that nobody's going to lose any votes over. The fact that millions of dollars are spent in court on these issues is irrelevant; that money is spent by the few people who actually feel strongly about these things. Most Republicans wouldn't change their vote just because they heard that their candidate doesn't support displaying the 10 commandments in a court room. You are much more likely to lose Republican votes, especially from the elderly, by saying that you want to eliminate Medicare.ORLY? The last administration is proof that religion, in particular far right social conservative christianity is doing its best to infiltrate the high ranks of government. From aides to people like Karl Rove to advisors to the U.S. President. Then you have the many Republican congressmen trying to reintroduce prayer in U.S. schools. Followed by the many Christians who go on rallies whenever they are told that nobody needs to see the 10 commandments in front of a secular court room. These are all huge issues that pop up every year. They might not be as consistent in the attention of the public but they are issues which people spend millions of dollars battling in court over and suing for.