Skip to comments.Santorum wins the Church Lady vote, Gingrich can't offset
Posted on 03/06/2012 8:27:15 PM PST by mtrott
I'm a huge Newt supporter and will continue to support him, but it seems the home schooling Catholic has enraptured the Christian evangelical and "church lady" voters. This would seem to be corroborated by some of the exit polling data presented tonight.
For you younger members, there used to be a skit on Saturday Night Live which featured an ignorant, puritanical lady who saw Satan in everything in modern culture. Even though large numbers of evangelical Christians actually believe the Catholic church is apostate, for some reason, they are readily latching on to Santorum, apparently because of his overt incorporation of religious themes and controversies into his campaign.
What made me think of the Church Lady was an interview I saw tonight on CNN. They interviewed a white haired lady in, I believe, Ohio. Upon being asked about the fact that Santorum had failed to get delegate slates in three Ohio districts, she responded "well, if God wants Santorum to win, he will win, REGARDLESS OF THE DELEGATES"!
With supporters so divorced from reality, what effective argument can Newt make, and how can he compete?
You misunderstand the “practical”. “Values” determine the direction of individual and collective actions. It is property that can’t protect itself. Property is only safe if it exists in a culture in which the moral worldview protects property rights.
Values, in turn, depend on a culture’s worldview, and worldviews have a metaphysical core. If a culture does not embrace the right metaphysics there will be, in practice, no real protection of property or freedom, for that matter.
Values are defended by arguing for a worldview. That, ultimately, is a matter of apologetics.
And apologetics is often done in a very counter productive way.
Exhibit A: Rick Santorum. Not his job. He’s not good at it. He is not convincing, He is an apologetic nightmare, and btw, we are talking about PRESIDENT here....not pastor in chief.
And you are free to be completely and utterly wrong. I don't care what you or anyone else says, what a gay guy does in his bedroom has absolutely no effect on how big the government gets or how expensive gas is, or anything else, really. The only material effect they (gays) can possibly have is to not have children. To believe otherwise is sheer ignorance and folly.
Social issues are going to have to take a back seat until we get this country rolling again.
An utterly thoughtless effusion of words....and, of course, you are free to be completely and utterly wrong.