Syracuse professor R. Gustav Niebuhr (any relation to Christian theologian Reinhold?) posts the five questions he uses to assess a candidate's morality here. I have to say, beyond stances on the issues I care about, Questions 1-4 are pretty much what I vote on. Question 5 I don't like because I don't like it when candidates make guarantees on issues.
At any rate, these questions go much, much farther into understanding a candidate's morality than does asking them about what flavor of religion they enjoy (I like butter pecan... tasty). We'd have a far more effective political process if people concerned themselves with a candidate's answers to these questions instead of whether or not the candidate believes that some poor schmuck that got nailed to a tree 2000 years ago was resurrected/came to America afterwards/was God or not. If he/she can answer in the affirmative to Questions 1-4, who cares?