From the Mountaintop

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For lo, the prophet descended from the mountain–make that Pike’s Peak–with a New Commandment, which read, Thou Shalt Vote for Huckabee. But it was as the voice of one crying in the wilderness, for the Straight Talk Express had already departed, with many of the Israelites on board.
Or something. Amid the plucking of the entrails of Mitt Romney’s failed campaign, it’s worth contemplating the inability of the putative leaders of the religious right to get their act together this campaign season. Dobson, it turns out, was carrying the torch for Romney, but he seemed incapable of actually carrying through on the endorsement that might have made a difference–beginning in, like, Iowa. I’ve long felt that Dobson’s little empire was, in an emulous regard for the Saints across the mountains, modeled on Salt Lake City. But somehow he choked on actually endorsing the Mormon, and so is left with a guy that he and most of his peers seemed desperate not to endorse. And Republicans are left with another creature of the Mountain West, the cowboy from Sedona. In a land of spiritual enclaves, that’s one that bears little resemblance to either Salt Lake or Colorado Springs.

  • Asinus Gravis

    I’m not persuaded that Dobson is the prophet of Pike’s Peak–or anywhere else.
    He strikes me more as the Prodigal Son who is still squandering his substance in flitting from one fulfilled temptation to another, all the while whoring after power in this world–and money! Send more money!
    There are no Prophets for Profit in Judaism or Christianity that are not false prophets.
    It there was good reason to suppose that Dobson understood the gospel that Jesus taught, or the message of YHWH that the prophets taught, then it would be understandable that he would have a hard time finding a Republican candidate that measured up to those teachings. But, he doesn’t have a glimer about what the prophets or Jesus taught, and he is only looking in one part for the candidate who best measures up to those criteria.
    It is time for that religious leader to have a “come to Jesus” moment in his life, and get his priorities turned around.