The Corner

To Clarify

What I object to is not the prediction that Bush might win in a blowout. What bothers me is the notion that God has told Pat Robertson Bush will win in a blowout. I personally do not believe that Robertson has that kind of two-way relationship with God. If Robertson wants to commit punditry, he’s certainly qualified and free to do so. And, as I’ve said many times, I think it’s a healthy and good thing that religious people are interested and involved in politics. If Robertson had said “Bush will win in a blowout because he’s a moral man and the American people can see that” I’d have no problem with that — whether I agreed with it or not. But that’s not what Robertson said. He said that God told him Bush would win and, I’m sorry, if God’s talking to Robertson, I doubt it’s about electoral politics.