Religion and state should not mix, and for good reason. When religion enters politics it necessarily tramples our personal liberties, and when politics enters religion, religion is always corrupted. The seperation is to the benefit of both religion and the state. I am a religious Zionist, but don't support any chief rabbi - Haredi, moderate, or otherwise.
Report: Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) to back Iran deal (Haaretz)
from the article: Moderate Orthodox rabbi throws kippa into ring for Chief Rabbinate