March 2, 2004

The Angel Gabriel told me...

Kerry flubbed his response when someone asked him whether "God is on our side."

What he should have said, (unfair, but hey, that's politics) was "Of course He's on our side. And He's really fed up with George Bush portraying Him as a Republican!"

Something like that. He could have answered "yes" and at the same time punctured the pomposity of anyone who would answer "yes" seriously. His anti-Christian base would have enjoyed it, and ordinary Americans would not have been too put-off.

Alas, I can't think of anything witty from Kerry. It's going to be a lonnng season....

* Update: Actually, I can think of a whole bunch of things Kerry might have said. The New Testament is full of subversive stuff about poor riffraff being favored by God while powerful presidents and their counselors get the door slammed in their faces. (Of course this is exactly why the Democrat activist base is anti-Christian, but they wouldn't object in this case.)

Why didn't Kerry's handlers have him prepared for a question like that? They may not know what to say themselves, but any Christian could tell them—surely there must be some Christians in Massachusetts? Or they could send a Harvard anthropologist to the heartlands with his pockets full of beads and trinkets and Krispy Kreme donuts...

Posted by John Weidner at March 2, 2004 11:58 AM
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