Skip to comments.Is Chick-fil-A turnout a preview of November? (Somebody gets it)
Posted on 08/03/2012 11:09:32 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Wednesday marked Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Across the United States, conservatives gathered in chicken restaurants to show support for the company after its president, Dan Cathy, came out against gay marriage. Democratic mayors in Chicago and Boston at first threatened to halt expansion of the Chick-fil-A chain to their cities, which turned a question of sexual morality into a debate about freedom of speech. The motto of conservative Christians seems to be, "They'll take my chicken from my cold dead hand..."
Writing as a European, this story combines two of the things we most readily associate with America: Jesus Christ and fast food. It certainly reflects a uniquely American phenomenon. There are religious businesspeople and raging conservatives in other parts of the world, but only the United States enjoys all the elements that could turn a statement of conscience into nationwide movement.
Where else in the world would a) the president of a chicken restaurant chain feel it was within his remit to publicly endorse "the traditional family," b) liberal mayors totally overreact by trying to stop his business' expansion, c) a former presidential candidate declare an "appreciation day" for the restaurant, and d) hundreds of people actually show up to eat there in solidarity?
The whole scenario seems so preposterous as to be contrived, which makes me wonder if it was a brilliant sales gimmick. Yet, we have no reason to doubt the strength of Cathy's faith and, after all, Chick-fil-A isn't the only company with a taste for Christian witness. Norm Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries, discusses his faith on his company's website and offers advice on prayer...
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Real deep thinker here. Naturally Europe has never had issues with religion. This guy is a historian?
The whole scenario seems so preposterous as to be contrived, which makes me wonder if it was a brilliant sales gimmick.
It was, but it wasn't contrived by Chick-Fil-A. It was contrived by political activists looking for an Alinsky project with respect to gay marriage. Clumsily.
The polls are showing a pretty much dead heat...
with massive oversampling of democrats.
If we get a 2010 turnout it’s Romney by 3 to 5 percent. Gallup has Obama’s approval rating in Ohio at 44%. That is a sure loser. Romney will win Ohio, Florida and the election.
If we get a Chick-Fil-A turnout, it's Romeny by 8-10 percent.
CNN is the Lost In Space Robot trying to warn all the others.
WARNING! WARNING! DANGER, WILL ROBINSON!”
I am puzzled, a group comprised of less than 2% of the population, that has made a poor choice resulting in an average thirty years loss of life span, that can not reproduce so has to recruit, insists on dictating to 98% of the population how that 98% should conduct their lives. Good luck with that. NOT!
Now if only we had a candidate who believed like the people who ate at Chick-fil-A this week.
Where is the picture of Romney holding up a CFA cup and a bag of chicken sandwiches and supporting capitalism and free speech and traditional values?
Paging Mr. Romney.
We did, but we blamed her for Senator McCains loss, belittled her family and her experience/IQ/religion/values and voice, so she took the hint and stood down. Remember?
WATCH the Libs try to dismiss this as “a brilliant sales gimmick.” Yes, in your projective minds, it COULDN’T be that somebody actually believes what they say to believe...it MUST be that this little old man WANTED MONEY, because that’s what all greedy capitalists do!
The Chick Fil A I was at yesterday had at least 200 people inside, everybit of that waiting just to get in, and cars in the drive through, were wrapped around the building, up the side street, onto the major road and about a half mile back. Police were having to direct traffic just to get in to the CFA
He was answering a question put to him, you Euro twit!
Yes! We are motivated even more than in the year 2000 and 2010. These polls cannot be correct putting obama 10 points ahead of Romney. I do not know a single person who will vote obama. Obamas’ chickens came home to roost on Wednesday and will again on election day.
If Romney thinks that he is going to win over any of these Brown Stick Nazis by not showing any public support for CFA then he is delusional.
I am having lunch at CFA and using their free wifi right now. The place is packed and no sign of any Brown Sticks playing tonsil hockey.
He's over in Poland and Israel fighting the good fight.
And I'm sure our allies are very ecstatic to have him.
Meanwhile, the citizens of the US have been handling Chick Fil A on domestic soil very capably by themselves.
Perhaps if he'd gotten out in front of it. Anything he says/does now will just look opportunistic, and rightly so, because that's what it will be.
What's up, this has been in the news for a coupla weeks now. The GOP candidate has had more than enough time to show his support for CFA.
It has somehow escaped his attention.
What makes you think he even wants the CFA vote? We've heard his recent pro homo adoption statements but where is his pro CFA statement?
Actually, she was there a couple of days before, while in Texas campaigning with Ted Cruz.
“If Mitt Romney can effectively establish the link between economics and culture, and then motivate conservatives to turn out in big numbers, then the Chick-fil-A moment could prove prophetic.”
I whole heartedly support Sam Cathey and Chick-fil-A, because I argree with the morality he is expressing.
However, that same “morality” will keep me from supporting Mitt Romney because he has a background of being pro-abortion, pro-homosexuality...etc. I’m voting third party and hoping that many conservative Christians will do the same.
I want the GOPe and RINOs like Romney to know they will NEVER get my vote....give me a REAL conservative to vote for, or forget about getting my support. I don’t care that the “primaries” are over...I don’t stop fighting a phoney because he “wins”(stole actually) the primary...with the aid of the GOPe. You cannot effectively fight one evil (Obama), with another evil (Romney). The “pragmatic” view that “Romney is the lesser of two evils” will just keep promoting “evil.” Evil has many times had an (R) behind its name.
So, I don’t know that this current “movement” does much for Romney.
Exactly. I keep pointing out that it was in response to a question, should he have lied? As if the media wouldn’t have made a scandal of that! It’s as if they want to leave no option except to agree with the sodomites! Never mind “as if”, that’s exactly what they want! Mao had nothing on American leftists! Thought crime!
We went to Chick-fil-A on Wednesday to kill two birds with one stone. Three, actually, in many cases:
Guess what! Ill be back, Lord willing. Maybe Chick-fil-A will just expand in place, without so much as a by your leave to Democrat mayors thinking to arbitrarily and capriciously withhold permits . . .
- To contribute money to the Chick-fil-A business in order to assure the business was not harmed by lawless public officials."
- Bonus: to get free (since I wanted to give them the money anyway) food, and fellowship with likeminded people, and
- To learn from that food what I might want to order in the future. I liked the grilled chicken wrap. And I was treated with noticeable courtesy, in that my order was initially treated as eat in, whereas I had no other thought than takeout since I was buying for my wife and she hadnt been able to come. And after that, I needed an extra hand to carry drinks and two big bags of food. So an associate, or whatever they call her, promptly noted my dilemma and volunteered to help me carry the food to the car. And did so quite graciously as I had to search the unfamiliar lot for my vehicle. Busy as every associate was.