Thursday, April 12, 2012
Four candidates claimed to have entered the Republican presidential nomination race because god told them to do it. If there is a god, he/she must have a wicked sense of humor because all four candidates failed miserably and have dropped out.
The truth is that these four candidates thought they could get votes by cloaking their grab for power in the christian religion. They have now found out that is not something most Americans like. While it may appeal to some evangelicals (who want to mix religion and politics), most Americans think it is either blasphemy or an outrageous lie when a candidate says god told him/her to run for office.
These candidates (Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum) should probably read the Constitution. In the United States, leaders (including presidents) are chosen by the voters -- not any god (or goddess). And those voters jealously guard that right to choose. They may not always choose wisely, but they do make the choice (unless they are overruled by the Supreme Court).
(NOTE -- The caricatures above are all done by DonkeyHotey.)