Herman Cain has been running for president for quite some time, in comparison to some of the others in the race. But now that he’s beginning to struggle, he finds himself having to justify why he doesn’t just drop out.
Now, he’s giving the classic GOP answer — God told me to run.
The National Journal reports Cain telling a crowd this weekend that, “I prayed and prayed and prayed. I’m a man of faith, I had to do a lot of praying for this one, more praying than I’d ever done before in my life. And when I finally realized that it was God saying that this is what I needed to do, I was like Moses. ‘You’ve got the wrong man, Lord. Are you sure?’…I did not look back. And one of the misperceptions that some people have, (is) that I’m not in this to win it. I’m in this to win it, or I wouldn’t be in it! I’m not going anywhere!”
God may have told Cain to run, but God seems to be choosing a lot of candidates for 2012. God also told Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to run, and later asked Texas Governor Rick Perry to run, too.
So, based on who began running first, God must have contacted Cain, then Bachmann, then Perry, right? And oddly enough, each campaign He has chosen seems to have done the same thing — had a moment of being the leading candidate, then eventually went down in flames.
Either God’s not being terribly picky, or He’s having a pretty good chuckle right now.
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