Is there no sympathy for the Devil? Poor old Lucifer is getting dragged into the Republican primary campaign, as if Hell wasn’t bad enough.
A 2008 speech with Rick Santorum warning that Satan has his sights on the United States has been the subject of some talk this campaign. Now Rick (rhymes with Nick) is not only not distancing himself from the remarks, but championing them. He’s gone from running behind Romney to shouting get behind me Satan. And some voters want his finger on the bomb?
I can only imagine what his adversaries might say – Newt Gingrich: “We all have our demons”, Ron Paul: “As a libertarian I admire Satan’s lawless policy” and Mitt Romney: “I come from Michigan the land of the Great Lakes so I am not impressed with a lake of fire.”
Some might say that Satan is a Democrat, look at Bill “Beelzebubba” Clinton for example. Some say Satan is a Republican, and it is true that Tom Delay had a tail and horns. Still others think Satan is apolitical and is the guy who invented committee meetings, the Department of Motor Vehicles and reality television. Not sure myself, I suppose the Lord of the Flies just hates creation in general which would give one a bad outlook on life. But I can’t imagine the most famous fallen angel would bother himself with a presidential campaign, unless of course someone offers him the Vice Presidency – an office for which you might as well give up your soul.