The take-away from Michigan so far as religion is concerned is that more born-again white Protestants–as good a screen for evangelicals as you could want–voted for Romney than for Huckabee, according to the exit poll. How does this square with the finding in the recent ABC/Washington Post national poll that Romney’s Mormonism really really dampens evangelicals’ enthusiasm for voting for him. (Specifically, the differential among those evangelicals more and less enthusiastic by the prospect of the first Mormon president was minus 39 points.) The point is that just because some characteristic of a candidate makes you less enthusiastic doesn’t mean you won’t vote for him. Take McCain’s age; maybe in China it would have enhanced enthusiasm levels, but not in the U.S. In any event, Romney’s ability to more than hold his own among evangelicals, at least in a state where he’s sort of known and that’s suffering economically, should be of some comfort to him. Meanwhile, Huck’s inability to break out of the box of super-frequent churchgoing born-agains in Northern places like NH and Michigan must be giving his folks serious heartburn.