I don't know about you, but I lose all respect for anyone who claims that "God told me" to do this or that. Especially if "god" told you to run for political office.
How many people do you expect to believe you, besides Republicans of course? That kind of thing is just an instant tip-off to me that this person cannot be trusted. They are either consciously lying to curry favor with the ignorant rubes out there or they are halllucinating voices telling them to do something, and this is not a healthy thing for a President who has the power to launch nuclear missiles.
How can ANYONE trust ANYONE who claims God told them to do something? This election cycle, SIX of the 17 Republicans running for President claim that God wants them to run. What kind of a joker is God, anyway, telling six different people to vie for the same office? Does each one of these six mental people think that the other five are LYING? Or that perhaps it wasn't God but SATAN that they were listening to?
The God Squad! These GOP Candidates Say God Told Them To Run
There is no separation of church and state for these Republican candidates for President. Although it seems they all act as if their ideas come from out of this world, Salon has determined that six candidates actually claim that their try for the White House is divinely inspired.
Scott WalkerThe Wisconsin governor describes his presidential bid as “God’s plan,” explaining that his political decisions are guided by God, not voters.John KasichJohn Kasich waited for a message from God before becoming the 16th Republican to enter the presidential race this week. During an appearance on NBC’s ”Meet The Press” earlier this year, Gov. Kasich explained to host Chuck Todd that he was exploring what the Lord wants before to deciding to enter the raceBen Carson“I believe God will make it clear to me if that’s something I’m supposed to do,” Ben Carson told Fox News last August, adding that he would run “if God grabbed him by the collar and asked him to run.”Rick PerryPerry told CNN, “I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs,” before telling a radio host he decided to run after a message from God.Rick SantorumRick Santorum’s family also had a divine understanding of what compelled his presidential ambitions. “… We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”Mike HuckabeeFormer Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee recently said “For me, this is not just a political or financial decision, it is a spiritual decision. You know, the only thing worse than not being elected president would be to be elected president without God’s blessing. I can’t think of a worse place in the world to be than in the Oval Office without God’s hand upon you.”
Oh, America, when will you grow up and toss out the charlatans? The short story is here on Liberaland. The Salon story is here.