According to the Huffington Post, Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s wife has said that although she initially opposed her husband’s presidential campaign, she came around to the idea after realizing that “God had big plans for Rick.”
Surprise, surprise she announced this revelation while being interviewed by (who else?) Glenn Beck (does he still have a show?), Karen Santorum said she initially had serious reservations about her husband running for the GOTP nomination saying his loss in his senate re-election in 2006 had made her hesitant to support a presidential run.
She said the turning point for her was a passage in President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
“I did always feel in my heart that God had big plans for Rick,” she said. “Eventually it was there, tugging at my heart. … When Obamacare passed, that was it. That put the fire in my belly.”
She clarified that her opposition to the President’s health care plan was largely due to her daughter’s condition.
“This is why we’re making the sacrifice we are as a family, to give all,” she said. “Because I do believe that if President Obama is elected again, I do believe we’re going to lose our nation as we know it. As a mother of 7, I’m really concerned about that.”
Reportedly Santorum believes her husband’s recent rise in the polls is “God’s will.”
As a conservative friend told me today, “Well, Santorum’s done”.
“I think [God] has us on a path,” she told Beck. “I do think that there’s a lot more happening than what we’re seeing.”
So, once again God has ordained a GOTP candidate? Let’s see if I’ve got this score right, so far this would be the fourth time God’s chosen his nominee – at least according to some; so far there’s been Michele Bachmann, then Rick Perry followed by everyone’s favorite pizza guy Herman Cain and now Rick Santorum.
I don’t think God calls forth His candidates, and if He has, why have they all – thus far – dropped out? Were the others chosen and then fell from grace? I don’t think that’s how it’s worked; I don’t think any of them have been called to run, unless of course it’s to ensure President Obama’s re-elected by ensuring there was really no competition – otherwise if this is who the Lord’s calling to run it’s simply to prove He has a sense of humor, because while God may work in mysterious ways, He doesn’t act in dumb ways.