Thingish Things

The Response Response

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Aug• 06•11


Just when I was feeling pretty good about 2012, I see photos like this one from “The Response”, the 30,000-person prayer rally headlined today by Texas governor and probable presidential candidate Rick Perry. It gives me a slight case of the willies. Maybe it’s because I come from the Northeast where we don’t wear religion on our sleeves. Or maybe it’s because I work to help elect Republicans in the Northeast, and joint Republican-Evangelical rallies don’t go over so well here. Or it could be the whole messianic candidate thing.Whatever it is, it is interfering with my reveries of a Republican being elected president next year. I run through the state electoral map in my head and begin crossing out states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Perry has a great story to tell about job growth. I wish he would stick with it, but clearly he’s decided he needs to go the religious right to take on Bachmann in the south. 

So Bachmann wins Iowa, Romney wins New Hampshire and Nevada, Perry wins South Carolina…

Let’s not blow this people. 

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  1. Daniel Suib says:

    Does anyone understand the “seperation of church and state” thing…? Should I ask if the Governer of Texas understands it? Who paid for this? Where exactly did this fit in to the polical statement?

  2. Your Friend says:

    This guy is really scary. He had a big prayer thing about two monts ago, praying to the almighty to relieve the horrible drought in Texas. The drought only got worse. Either this proves that God doesn’t exist or it proves that he doesn’t like Rick Perry. I’m with Him.

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