Saturday, October 1, 2011

Herman Cain and the Catholic Vote

With my finger on the pulse of the Catholic Vote, as it stands today, Herman Cain is coming out at the top of the list.

Up until the last few weeks, there hasn't been an palpable energy. Cain seems to be picking up some momentum in the grassroots.

If Christie joins the fracus, we'll have another option. Frankly, my gut tells me there's some kind of skeleton or two in the closet and he's just not going to take the chance of scandalizing his family and his career. Hope I'm wrong but there's something about his no thank yous - given the state of affairs - that make me wonder if there's some video of him while in college in his underpants and a toga with a bong in one hand and a beer in the other making some regretful remarks.

Romney is a trainwreck. His affect is too weird. As Dylan lyrics go, he just wants to be on the side that;s winning. When it comes to moving prolife agendas, we experienced his real convictions here in Massachusetts. He is THE master of political charades. He works against us under the radar. He is full of dung.

Perry is calibrated a couple of hundred notches to left of George Sr. Not a bad man, certainly a man of prayer, a lover of God - but his discretion is just not there. Killing 300 people is way over the top. He supported Guiliani in the last race and the HPV thing tells us his convictions about the poor and women are way off base. In the end, if we are stuck with him, he's shown he can come to the party and we will have to get on the ship but he is just too tardy to get out in front with him in a Catholic effort.

Santorum is a good man, but the Spector spectacle leaves me less than edified about his discretion and his book will become a boogeyman. The rest just don't have any momentum at all.

Perhaps we should do some diligence on Cain and see what's beneath the surface.


StevenD said...

Cain seems like a very good man, I'd be happy with him.

TheLastCatholicinBoston said...

First things

Carol said...

Thanks for this piece. I wholeheartedly agree that the handling of Christ is a painful thing to watch. As I have tried to explain to you before, so long as the Holy See permits it, some of us are called to stay and testify to what is happening to Christ and work on education and conversion of the people in the pews. Because this is our mission, Christ has poured out His gifts, strenghtened us, given us a taste of His Mercy for the poor invincablly ignorant who know not what they do.

I have responded to this call and testified to what is happening to Christ for close to ten years. In all kinds of ways. Sometimes paying a very heavy price.

Because of this mission, I will not walk out unless the Mass is invalid in matter or prayer or intention, unless the liturgical antics are so absurd that it makes a mockery out of the Sacrifice or unless the homily is so heretical and grossly negligent that it leads to the loss of souls. Even then, once in a blue moon, as I did with the wolf in sheep's clothing at St. Cecilias, I stand as the witness in the presence of these poor misguided souls.

God has called you to a different mission for different reasons. You are reserved and protected. You keep wanting me to say that the mishandling of Christ invalidates the Mass and is cause for everyone to flee. This is tantamount to saying that those in the Pratorium comforting Christ, standing as a witness to our love, working on conversions as we all watch Him pour out his Mercy as He was flogged and beaten are on some kind of flawed mission. I think we have exhausted conversation and will simply have to agree to disagree. I cannot respond affirmativly to what you think I and others staying should be doing. I've got to serve God in the ways He calls me to serve Him. Come what may.