Christian hate groups plan Republican campaign strategyby Tip O'Neill on Jan. 07, 2012, under Bigotry, Catholic, Christian, GLBT, Republican, santorum
Concerned that a Mormon stood poised to win the Repub presidential nomination, in June the leaders of christian churches and hate groups gathered for a conference call and settled on the strategy of encouraging Rick Perry to run as their preferred christian candidate.
Although Perry prayed mightily and pledged to stop Obama’s war on religion, God has not yet answered their prayers and so they have convened an emergency meeting in Brenham, TX to adjust their godly strategy.
“You and your spouse are cordially invited to a private meeting with national conservative leaders of faith at the ranch of Paul and Nancy Pressler near Brenham, Texas, with the purpose of attempting to unite and to come to a consensus on which Republican Presidential candidate or candidates to support, or which not to support” - Politico reports the invitation to read.
Invited are the luminaries of the right wing christian world (sans Catholic Bishops): James Dobson, Don Wildmon, Gary Bauer, John Hagee and Kelly Shackelford.
The fear is that religious right voters will split their votes among Santorum, Perry and even Gingrich, assuring Romney of victory. They hope to coalesce around a single Not-Romney and urge the other candidates to drop out.
The flavor of the week this week is Santorum and he is expected to be the choice, but my bet is that Perry will be the eventual beneficiary once Santorum is subjected to scrutiny and people learn more about what a nasty piece of work he is.