Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Pat Robertson: Political Opportunist

Appearing on CNN, the televangelist turns on Bush and praises Obama:
“Well, it's hard to assess blame, but I, over the years — I hate to be critical, I mean I am a Republican, and this is the president of the party that I'm a member of — but I think we've had some serious goofs along the way,” he said on the Situation Room Tuesday.


Robertson said Tuesday he was optimistic about the incoming Obama administration. “I am remarkably pleased with Obama,” he told Malveaux. “I had grave misgivings about him. But so help me, he's come in forcefully, intelligently. He's picked a middle of the road cabinet. And so far, if he continues down this course, he has the makings of a great president. So, I'm very pleased so far.”

I'll hand it to Warren and Robertson--they certainly know how to gauge the direction of the prevailing political winds. And given just how strong those winds are regarding social issues, I expect the next generation of evangelical leadership to endorse gay marriage. Just give it another 20 years.

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