Jason, you’re correct in your assessment that this is increasing. I think there is a pragmatic reason for it. Among charismatics the past 20 years has emerged a neo-Postmillennialist movement that believes the church can dominate the so-called “mountains” of culture. This movement believes that anything less than total cultural domination demeans the Kingdom of God. The fact that Christ’s kingdom is a spiritual kingdom (as he told Herod) doesn’t diminish their fervor. But as charismatic leaders have noticed their influence decreasing, they get desperate and believe what is needed is a strong political leader to give them clout. It will fail…but it makes a perverted logic that many are buying into.