In the waning days of this election year, Mike Huckabee is warning his followers of the dire consequences of voting Democratic. Like Jonathan Edwards of old, with fiery rhetoric he dangles Christians over the pits of hell with the threat that a wrong vote will bring fire and damnation to their souls. “Your vote will affect the future and be recorded in eternity,” he declared. “Will you vote the values that will stand the test of fire?”
Adding more fuel to the fire, clever numerologists wanting to shore up the religious right are playing games with the letters in Obama’s name and have identified him as the anti-Christ. (Of course, the same goes for the names of Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro, a situation that might force us into a run off for the title.)
Also, as part of Romney’s Last Hurrah, ads are being run on TV and radio, claiming that Chrysler and GM are shipping American jobs to China. The assertion caused a GM spokesman to issue a stern rebuke, saying Romney has "clearly entered some parallel universe" and that it reflects "campaign politics at its cynical worst." A Chrysler spokesman followed suit, saying there was "no validity" to the ads.
Meanwhile, a North Virginia company is spouting more last minute lies with a blast of hate text messages that claim the President will take away Medicare, kill babies who survive abortions, and force gay marriage on the states.
All these guys know better; they’re just desperate. Paul Begalia said the “closing days of a presidential campaign are a special kind of madness.” This Romney bunch has certainly shown “madness” with their frantic and bizarre claims. Meanwhile, President Obama is going steadily about the work of assuring the stricken and answering their needs during a time of great national tragedy.
Let’s not forget that each time real leadership was needed, our President has risen to the occasion. On Tuesday, let’s ignore the “madness” and re-elect Barack Obama.