Day: March 25, 2009

Newt Gingrich, Christian Conservatives and 2012

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia is actively working at courting the support of Christian conservatives, including evangelicals and Catholics.

Apparently, he is flirting with the idea of running for President in 2012, even though he has been out of public office since 1998, and while Speaker sowed division and conflict during the third to sixth year of the Clinton Administration.

He also displayed hypocrisy about Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky at a time when he had himself cheated on his first wife, and presented her with a divorce document while she was in the hospital, and then later cheating on his second wife and marrying for a third time.

I cannot imagine that religious conservatives could justify working with Gingrich, despite his known intelligence and articulate skills.  But then again, the GOP might find itself in desperation by 2012 and feel a need for a candidate who speaks well and has excellent debating abilities.  We shall see how far this flirtation goes.  🙂

God, Michael Steele and the Election of 2012

Unfortunately, it seems we have entered the silly season very early, with Republican National Chairman Michael Steele of Maryland telling CNN that he might run for President if God sends him the message, and that he believes God reveals what he wants one to do.  Steele somehow seems to consider himself the Republican Black alternative to Barack Obama, but he fails to understand that he is NOT on the same level of competency and ability of the President!

This statement brings back memories of Pat Robertson, the TV evangelist, who ran for President in the early primaries and caucuses of 1988, and claimed God was behind his candidacy.  Even with God’s backing, somehow Pat Robertson did not become the GOP presidential nominee (thank you God LOL 🙂 ) , and instead George HW Bush went on to win the Presidency.

Why is it that the Republican party seems unable to have viable candidates, and instead presents foolish, ridiculous aspirants such as Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, and now Michael Steele?

If this is the best the GOP can come up with for 2012, then President Obama will have a easy victory!  At this point, only Mitt Romney seems like a serious, rational candidate, but will the evangelical right that considers Mormons such as Romney as NOT Christian, be willing to back him?  That is a major question at this point!