Some make the claim that he was. They view his Sermon on the Mount as an overt political statement meant to rock the Roman world. Going the extra mile and turning the other cheek was pure political activism designed to reveal and subvert peacefully the Roman oppression of Palestine.
Others claim that Jesus was strictly apolitical- that he had no interest in the local or national politics of his day. His agenda was only on kingdom business which he revealed in that incredible sermon in Galilee. Any word he spoke to politics was just the natural result of his kingdom engaging the kingdom of men.
Jesus himself deftly sidestepped getting caught up in the entanglements of a political discussion in Matthew 22:15-22.
So WWJD today? Would he be in the Tea Party movement? Would he be a panelist on MSNBC or a guest on the Glen Beck show? Would he be a Democrat or Republican?
Would he even have a political agenda?
Seems to me like these are urgent questions to ponder considering the increased political polarization in our country- even among those who are followers of Christ.