Newt: Christian Standard Bearer!

Posted on January 25, 2012 by

What the…???

I can see clearly now how unprincipled the Christian electorate in America is. That’s not a self-righteous rant either. I had to do some serious soul searching myself after pulling the lever for McCain-Palin in 2008. We are determined not to do that again.

After seeing the rousing applause New Gingrich inspired during the S.Carolina debate, I wasn’t surprised he made a strong showing in the primary there. And though I recognize that many Christians are no more principled at the polls than most others, even I did not expect this. From ABC news:

The former House speaker dominated in the socially conservative northwest portion of South Carolina, Huckabee’s stronghold in 2008.

Despite Rick Santorum’s continued play for the socially conservative, family-values vote, exit polls showed Gingrich dominating statewide among “very conservative” voters, tea-party supporters, voters who say abortion should be illegal in all cases, and white evangelical or born-again Christians. Gingrich took Greenville, South Carolina’s northwestern bellwether county, 40 percent to Romney’s 25 percent and Santorum’s 18 percent.

I can’t believe this, but I agree with the Op-Ed writer at the LA Times.

They converge upon our state this week. Ron Paul isn’t campaigning here very heavily as it’s a “winner takes all” state.  There are two debates scheduled before the January 31st primary. Two opportunities for Newt to work his Jedi mind trick on the so-called “more informed” conservative electorate.

And in yet another example of the left asking questions the right should be asking before sending a disastrous nominee up against Obama, Jon Stewart deconstructs this with his trademark humor.

Let the games begin.