“It truly frightens me to think what’ll happen if Romney is the nominee.” ~Rick Santorum
I’m sure the Dems would love for Romney to be the GOP nominee: he’d be so easy to beat! Romney has a track record more public and muddier than a Supreme Court nominee. And there’d be plenty to talk about.
But good people don’t want a waffler like Romney, let alone his Satanic religion. I have to say “good people” because some “Christian” people act as if they’d support Anton LaVey or the Antichrist if he secured the nomination. Anyone to beat Obama. Anyone except Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, evidently, because the power-players supposedly discredit their electability.
How did Romney get to the head of the pack? How did Romney get “in” with the “Christian Right”? It’s hard to believe he curried the people’s favor or their votes. Unless someone is pushing the pencil or hacking the voting machines. Which was my fear of the machines to start with. Anyone can make or break an election if he owns the Diebold machines.
There surely must be something wrong with the inane idea of “anyone to beat Obama.” Hasn’t anyone considered the character of the nominee? For all you know, Romney could be a mole. We already know he’s a chameleon. You’re willing to gamble the White House on such a shady fellow? let alone such a scary fellow?
The worst thing I’ve seen so far is the backing of the “Christian Right.” Some of whom have become so arrogant that they want to select the candidate for you. They’re going to pick him out of the lineup, and you’re supposed to follow suit, like a puppet, because they are the “Christian” brain trust now. Where did they get the idea they could boss “Christians” around like some town bully’s henchmen? Personally I don’t care whom the “Christian Right” prefers. I reserve the right to think for myself.
“The Christian Right is neither.” ~Anonymous
It’s way too early for the Tea Party to cave in and side with Romney. Regardless of the votes he thinks he has, Romney has not yet secured the nomination. And even if he thought he had, I’d still be opting for an open convention. There’s always God.
God moves in a mysterious way,
His wonders to perform;
He plants his footsteps in the sea,
And rides upon the storm.
Blind unbelief is sure to err,
And scan his work in vain;
God is his own interpreter,
And he will make it plain. ~William Cowper
Some decades back, the man who was running for our Congressional District was killed in a plane crash, and the decision was made to let his widow run in his place. No woman had ever filled the seat. Many persons, mostly male, figured it was a goodwill gesture, but nothing would come of it. I remember the night of the election. My husband and my brother were standing in the doorway to the kitchen and talking about how the woman didn’t have a prayer. I said aloud, “She’s going to win. You’ll see,” and there rose up in me faith that it would be as I’d said. They laughed. She won. She kept that seat about twenty years before she retired. She never lost an election.
There may be braggadocio in the camp of the “Christian Right”—à la Mark DeMoss, Gary Bauers, Tony Perkins, Jerry Falwell, and gang—right now. But the battle is not over. Boys, get ready to be humiliated. There’s an open convention coming!
“Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.” ~Francis Bacon
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