Way back in 2011, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum all said God lead them to run. In the 2016 electoral primary, Scott Walker, John Kasich, Ben Carson, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum also felt God’s calling.
So why does God call candidates to run but He never tells them to get out? Many claim God’s official okie dokie as a rite of passage, yet when bowing out months later, it’s often “The people spoke …” Based upon what I’ve seen so far from GOP candidates, I wish some critical thinking reporter would ask, “Which of you idiots were really called by God and which are hearing voices? And how would we know that His calling was true?”
The problem with running for election is that only one person wins, all others lose. That’s like saying the same God that honored me, dishonors all the rest. For instance, President Washington was very explicit in saying that he considered divine intervention one of the main reasons we (America) won the Revolutionary War. But remember, there were over 651,000 battle deaths in the revolutionary war. Did 651,000 have to die simply because God wanted to show Washington that divine intervention exists?
Why didn’t God just appear to him when he was taking a shit and say, “Let’s talk for a moment.” If that happened, 651,000 lives might have been saved.
In the current Presidential race, I believe the decision should be left with God – get all the candidates sitting in circle card table chairs and wait for God to appear and tell us who He elects. The last surviving GOP nutcase can print one bumper sticker with “FWDJV-M” (For Whom Did Jesus Vote – Me)?
As for the rest of us, we’ll just go about living until all of this is clarified.
More than likely though, all of us need to be prepared to hear “… the people have spoken …”