Romney campaign: Only ‘act of God’ can stop nomination

“The nomination is an impossibility for Rick Santorumor Newt Gingrich. As you can tell, all we [in the Romney campaign] … Continued

“The nomination is an impossibility for Rick Santorumor Newt Gingrich. As you can tell, all we [in the Romney campaign] have to do is keep doing what we’re doing and we can get to the nomination. For those guys it’s going to take some sort of act of God to get to where they need to be on the nomination front.”

Romney official, speaking to reporters about the likelihood of someone other than the former Massachusetts governor getting the GOP’s nomination for president.

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  • WmarkW

    That’s a figure of speech, not a religion-in-politics issue.

  • persiflage

    Only an act of God will put a republican in the Whitehouse ……….

  • ccnl1

    Why even “God” will not be of any help to the GOP come November:

    Why the Christian Right no longer matters in presidential elections:

    Once again, all the conservative votes in the country “ain’t” going to help a “pro-life” presidential candidate, i.e Mitt Romney, Newton Leroy Gingrich, Ron Paul or Rick Santorum, in 2012 as the “Immoral Majority” rules the country and will be doing so for awhile. The “Immoral Majority” you ask?

    The fastest growing USA voting bloc: In 2008, the 70+ million “Roe vs. Wade mothers and fathers” of aborted womb-babies” whose ranks grow by two million per year i.e. 78+ million “IM” voters in 2012.

    2008 Presidential popular vote results:

    69,456,897 for pro-abortion/choice BO, 59,934,814 for “pro-life” JM.

    And the irony:

    And all because many women fail to take the Pill once a day or men fail to use a condom even though in most cases these men have them in their pockets. (maybe they should be called the “Stupid Majority”?)

    The failures of the widely used birth “control” methods i.e. the Pill and male condom have led to the large rate of abortions ( one million/yr) and STDs (19 million/yr) in the USA. Men and women must either recognize their responsibilities by using the Pill or condoms properly and/or use other safer birth control methods in order to reduce the epidemics of abortion and STDs.

  • nkri401

    Perhaps, but if Mr. Romney does not make it, will he take it as a God’s will?

  • plattitudes

    So if a Republican wins in November, will you concede that God exists? No more than a re-elected Obama would convince me He doesn’t. It makes me wonder how many people in these forums actually believe what they say…

  • persiflage

    plattitudes – recommend becoming sensitive to statements employing irony rather than plattitudes. Then again, maybe your own use of ‘plattitudes’ is actually ironic? Anyway, this was a play on Romney’s own words, rather than an expressed personal belief in God.

    BTW, Obama is the only sane choice – no republican can be trusted with the welfare of our fair citizens, nor are they able to govern with any notable skill. You’d have to look much further than the current crop of GOP nominees to find worthy exceptions.

  • plattitudes

    @persiflage, I completely understand, and appreciated the irony. I hope my comment wasn’t hurtful or offensive, I just found the repeated use of the phrase “an act of God” while seemingly not referring to an actual action of deity humorous–almost like an atheist saying you have to take atheism on faith, since God cannot be disproved. Just seems disjointed right?

    Again, I hope I didn’t offend, merely wanted to express the humor I had found in your rightfully-ironic comment.

    And is the use of plattitudes as my handle ironic? Exceedingly. But perhaps not in the way you’d expect. I only occasionally use it to post platitudes I don’t believe in, and typically only for ironic effect. (affect? I can never keep those two straight…)

  • henryhanse

    Just because somebody gets an abortion does not make them a Democrat, or Republican. You make many assumptions as such in your comment. This really puts me in doubt as to if you actually know what you are saying.