So whaddya do if God calls and tells you to run for president? YOU OFF GET YOUR FAT BUTT AND RUN! Right?
But what if you find out God's calling a whole bunch of other people???
It happened again, Sunday:
“I’m not ready to tell you that I’m ready to announce that I’m in,” Gov. Rick Perry told The Des Moines Register. “But I’m getting more and more comfortable every day that this is what I’ve been called to do. This is what America needs.” [emphasis ours]
(Perry, who has suggested Texas secede if Obama's health care plan passed, has proclaimed Aug. 6 a prayer-in and day of fasting for seeking God’s guidance and wisdom in his political decisions. To help him out, he invited a collection of wackadoo Christian fundamentalists, who among them claim Oprah is a forerunner of the antichrist, homosexuality is an Illuminati conspiracy, President Obama should be violently overthrown, the Statue of Liberty is a "demonic idol," and those mysterious bird deaths earlier this year in Arkansas were caiused by the repeal of DADT).
But, but, but we were almost positive God had already called Rick Santorum. And Sarah Palin. And Michele Bachmann, the most recent to say she entered presidential race after taking a call from the Almighty:
"Well, every decision that I make, I pray about, as does my husband, and I can tell you, yes, I've had that calling and that tugging on my heart that this is the right thing to do," Bachmann said.
That wasn't the first Godly Ringy-ding for Bachmann. He rang her up in 2006:
"God then called me to run for the United States Congress. And I thought, what in the world would that be for? And my husband said, "You need to do this." Gotta say it- the Lord's been a little flirty and fickle with all these calls. If we were Republicans and Christians, we wouldn't know who He's really for. (Maybe Obama??)
It's pretty confusing, but maybe we'd take heart from one call Rick Perry has heard loud & clear: It's from Messenger of God, conservative thinker, and kingmaker Ted Nugent.
If you can't be sure if God's endorsing you, it might be helpful to have Ted: he's armed and he can field dress a squirrel, two qualities any GOP campaign should possess in 2012.