December 24th, 2007 03:48 EST
Huckabee, Clinton, Obama, Romney. Who has Jesus on their Ticket?
Don’t you just love the Huckabee Christmas commercial? The so-called “floating cross” pitch? Once-called-to-preach Reverend Huckabee basically restates the “Jesus is the reason for the season” philosophy. The best part, laughingly common among all political spots, is the perfunctory, “I’m Mike Huckabee and I approve this message.”
The two-for-the-price-of-one former co-president, Senator Hillary Clinton, tiptoes lightly around her convenient faith. Just the other day, she told supporters she had been “blessed” having been born into a family which valued education. She added, of course, that not all children are so “lucky.”
Hillary possibly prefers to leave this mushy matter to former co-president, Bill Clinton. Conveniently, Bill Clinton, the Hugging President who did not inhale, and Jimmy Carter, who only lusted in his heart, have joined forces to redefine Christianity. In the vernacular of the Jewish Old Testament, they and their crowd are called the New Baptist Covenant. They have some high and mighty aspirations.*
Candidate Hillary can find her Jesus connection by association. Does she support morning prayer in the Senate? Good question. Of course, Hillary Rodham Clinton is a chameleon. She’s amazing. What happens when she finds herself on Scottish plaid?
Obama, along with the unexplained, seemingly sympathy-seeking, “. . . my father left me . . .” spot he is airing in the southeast, is also running his own personal holiday greeting which concludes, “I’m Barack Obama and I approve this message:”
Daughter #1: “Merry Christmas”
Daughter #2: “Happy Holidays”
Through the mouth of babes, Obama comes smack down on the middle of the fence. Characteristic of his voting record; but, that’s another story-- certainly not the Christmas story.
Masterfully, Mitt the Mormon must struggle to distance himself from Jesus just as JFK found it necessary to draw the line in the sand somewhere between D.C. and Rome. Obviously, with a few thousand votes bought in West Virginia and Chicago, it worked for JFK. Likely, Mitt can afford the votes as easily as the Kennedy clan could in 1960.
So, what might Jesus say? “Give unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s . . .” comes to mind. Is the Oval Office part of Caesar’s domain? Guess it depends on what is, is.
Certainly, there are stages on the road to the White House and slips and blunders are the fun part of political debate. It’s early in the game.
Luckily, excuse, please-- it is a blessing that the candidates must slosh through only one (1) Christmas/Holiday/Kwanza/Hanukah/Festivas-for-the-rest-of-us time of year.
However, Easter/Spring Festival/Resurrection Sunday is just over the Primary Horizon and that sun is likely hotter than this Son. It might be wise to figure your fight, folks.
As you consider, please take this fact under advisement: Jesus Christ stood for popular election on only one occasion. He lost.
Merry Christmas and I approve of this message.