We previously discussed how God appears to be playing a divine joke on Republican candidates who publicly claimed that he caused them to run — only to go down in flames in the primary. Now Santorum has become the fourth candidate who has withdrawn despite divine instructions to run. It appears that we now know the name that God gave Robertson as the next president of the United States — at least one of two names.
Santorum often ran as if he were the avenging angel of the God Almighty. It was not surprising, therefore, that his crusade began with a thumbs up from the Big Guy:
“It really boils down to God’s will. What is it that God wants? … We have prayed a lot about this decision, and we believe with all our hearts that this is what God wants.”
Does that mean God wanted Santorum to fail?
Of course, what God giveth, God can taketh away. Consider Cain use of reverse divine instructions to his withdrawal:
“You want to know why? God said, ‘Not yet Herman,’” Cain told the crowd. “God said, ‘Not yet. I’ve got something else for you to do.’ And it might be to become the president of the United States of America.”
Of course, Santorum was looking at the ignoble prospect of losing to Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania — Santorum was previously roundly defeated in that state for reelection to the Senate.
Source: NY Times