This Republican campaign grows weirder and more erratic by the minute.
The LA Times reports that McCain's pastor now has made the contest with Obama into a cosmic struggle between Gods - a religious war.
Before McCain spoke, a Christian pastor offered a prayer that seemed to ask for divine intervention on his behalf. "There are millions of people around this world praying to their God -- whether it's Hindu, Buddha, Allah -- that [McCain's] opponent wins for a variety of reasons," Pastor Arnold Conrad said. "And, Lord, I pray that you would guard your own reputation, because they're going to think that their god is bigger than you, if that happens."And the McCain disavowal of these words was no disavowal at all:
The McCain campaign said it did not condone the prayer.And by the way, please notice that the McCain forces not coincidentally use the term "race" when they should be saying "election." Another sneaky way to play the "race" card.
"While we understand the important role that faith plays in informing the votes of Iowans, questions about the religious background of the candidates only serve to distract from the real questions in this race about Barack Obama's judgment, policies and readiness to lead as commander in chief," Wendy Riemann, McCain's Iowa spokeswoman, said.