So this is a good sign for the Obama campaign–conservatives are nervous enough that they’ve started talking to God. A Utah woman named Mona Williams is calling for a day of fasting for Romney this Sunday. She states that she is “frustrated” with the direction the country is heading in and asks that people fast and pray for Mitt to be “blessed in the debates”. She’s not the only one. I was watching Glenn Beck’s show a few days ago on his new channel, and he was exhorting his followers to fall on their knees and cry out to God about the election.
First of all, what does it say about Mitt’s skill and charisma that he needs divine intervention for the debates? Overall, though, this is encouraging to hear. Conservatives are starting to acknowledge that Obama could very well win re-election. I’m no longer hearing them claim that the President is unpopular with the general public. Now their theory seems to be that people have been deceived, and they’re praying that a miracle will turn this around.
Naturally, they’re making a huge assumption–that God is on their side. Beyond the most basic questions–Does God exist? Is He an automatic supporter of the Mormon Church, or any other church?–even the views within the LDS Church are divided. Some Mormons are big believers in helping the poor and did not appreciate Mitt’s “47%” comments. In fact, if Mitt gets elected President, he will join a ward in Washington DC in which most members are Obama supporters.
So if divine intervention does get involved, who knows which way it will go? Personally, I believe we are the ones who are responsible for who gets elected, but if I decided to meditate to the Goddess, I know it would be for a completely different election result than Mona Williams.