Monday, August 18, 2008
What the Hell is a Rick Warren and Why are the Candidates Such Imbecils?
Question: What makes a mega church Pastor an appropriate moderator for a nationally televised Presidential debate?
This past weekend some cult leader named Rick Warren sat down with McCain and Obama to chat about life, politics and moral transgressions. Nothing too riveting to report: McCain is staunchly pro-life, Obama is pro-choice but not pro-abortion and he also dabbled in drugs; as for who came out on top in this freak show of political discourse, it appears McCain edged Obama simply by having a firm point of view. Take note Dems: you gotta get a gimmick.
Also, the more I see Obama in these "candid" interviews, the more shifty and uncomfortable he looks.
The big issue for me, however, is that the Evangelical mega-church movement, which is nothing short of an epidemic, continues to find ways to assert itself in American politics. If the media wanted to get soft and personal with the candidates they should have asked yours truly or Tyra Banks to host a sit-down, not some megalomaniac in a Hawaiian t-shirt who commandeers the faith of thousands of people on a weekly basis. But seeing as Jim Jones and David Koresh aren't around to host these sorts of chats, Rick Warren will have to do.
Here's a snippet from Saturday's interviews at the Saddleback Church.
Both candidates on abortion: