Am I the only one who finds this pleasantly weird?
K-Lo noted Rick Perry’s repeated references to Rick Santorum’s Catholicism down in South Carolina, perhaps because Perry was getting more support among Evangelical Protestants than was Perry, who is an Evangelical Protestant. Perhaps Perry was trying to remind his co-religionists that Santorum was “other.” Perhaps not. Doesn’t matter now, Perry is out of the race.
And he endorsed… a Catholic.
Granted, Gingrich is a “young” Catholic, with a less-than-impressive history on personal things Catholics value, but he is a professed and practicing Catholic.
But yeah: Barack Obama, the Post-Modern President who makes decisions based on what makes the most sense right now with no necessary connection to what made sense before or what might make sense in the future, will champion the party that considers religion a thing “over there” that’s cute, but really ought not have much of an impact on your life.
And the GOP will pit against him either a Catholic or a Mormon, but definitely someone who considers his faith an integral part of his life and a foundation or guiding light for a significant portion of his moral reasoning.
Anyhow, not sure what it means or how it will factor in, but there it is.