In the Bible there is an account in Exodus concerning Moses and the Children of Israel. They’ve been wandering in the desert for quite some time because they refused, by their bad behavior, the opportunity to live the “higher law”. God therefore gave them a lesser more restrictive but doable law. Somewhat like the rules we give our 2 year olds as opposed to the rules that govern, say, our teenagers.
Picture if you will an out of control teenage party with inappropriate things happening willy-nilly. Then something bad happens and you tell people to do something simple like maybe to stop talking or running or screaming and everything will be OK but because the answer is too easy they continue to elevate chaos until someone gets hurt or arrested.
Same for Moses. The children of Israel got out of control. God sent firery serpents to pull them back from the ledge. The people freak, but Moses forms a snake and puts it on a pole and tells them anyone who looks at the snake will live. Do they look? Well some do but some don’t. Why? Pride, hubris, rank stupidity. I don’t know.
Seems to me we have a similar issue this election with Mr. Romney. I don’t know if he’s the best man for the job but he has the most experience economically speaking, even better than Mr. Cain. Still some people refuse to even look at Mr. Romney’s record in business. For whatever reason (many peoples religious bigotry is showing and his part in MA’s healthcare plan- which was going to happen whether he threatened to veto it or not. As it is the plan is not as horrible as the liberals wanted so he held the line as far as he could, not to mention his perfect hair) they refuse to admit that he might be the only one with the experience to get us out of this mess. While I’m not a Romney “supporter” I have to admit his business acumen seems to be something in short supply today. even with Mr Cain in the race. His political experience trumps most people as well because as a senator one does not actually “run” anything. One simply spends money, and then borrows more.
But whatever you do don’t look dispassionately at the candidates. Vote for the guy who looks best to ya. That worked well the last two times they tried it. Clinotn and Obama, stellar examples of what you get when you elect radical left wing radicals. That’s worked well for us.