The Holy Candidate

With the firestorm of mudslinging that is already taking place so early in the race for presidency, one might find themselves pondering the options they have been given.

It’s been said throughout the history of elections that “no one is perfect”. This in indeed a fact- there is no one, ever, that we will agree with on every single issue, even within the same political party.

Pondering the many issues we are facing as a nation, the search for someone, anyone, who could possibly be good enough to come even remotely close to holding the title of “the perfect candidate” for the Republican nomination in the 2012 election, the mind makes some interesting twist and turns.

There is one that comes to mind that theoretically should have no problem at all being the perfect candidate. In fact, this candidate is so perfect, there is nothing that the main stream media could do to sabotage the truth from being told.

However, while thinking about this perfect candidate, one must also ponder the multitude of issues that would most definitely be twisted around to fit their personal agenda.

This perfect candidate has no flaws and is perfect in every way. He is someone that could not be called unelectable.

By now, you are probably asking yourself who this candidate is, and more importantly, where is he? You very well may be thinking just as many others are: with the options we do have, another option would be great!

What if Yeshua HaMashiach were the Republican Presidential nominee for the 2012 election? You know The One- that boy of Mary and Joseph, the carpenter? Yes, Jesus Christ Himself.

Now that we have established Him as the Republican nominee, let’s take a look at what kind of spin they would put on Jesus’ actions, and just how far some would go to turn His miracles into insults and skepticism just to be used against Him? What would the method of attack be against the Son of God?

Here are a few things that are glaringly obvious that would be twisted for use against Jesus:

  • “Jesus encourages alcoholism; he even turns water into wine for parties.”
  • “He is a known vandal, you’ve heard about him and what he did in the temple. He tossed the temple tables and made a horrendous mess.”
  • “He has practiced medicine without a license repeatedly, and by doing so has taken valuable jobs from skilled medical professionals.”
  • “Jesus has actively participated in removing boatloads of fish at a time, seemingly not concerned about overfishing the area.”
  • “Jesus as president? That would offend too many people! We cannot afford to alienate the rest of the world for the sake the preservation of the United States.”

These are just a few of the talking points you would hear reverberating along the airwaves and circling the globe via social media. Keep in mind we have not even discussed the real issues like The Constitution. It does not take a political science major to know that the first real battle would be separation of church and state. As they say down here in the South, that’s a whole ‘nother can of worms!

While we have seen just looked at the hypothetical candidate, Jesus Christ, it is important to keep your head on straight during the upcoming election season. Always remember while reading and listening to “information” about candidates in each race that even Jesus Christ would not be able to get a fair shake.

Many of the reports that come out are biased to give credence to a given candidate that the network or author supports. Commit to doing your homework- your own, personal research, on the candidates before jumping on the latest wagon that rolls by. There is no perfect candidate, they are all human and have made mistakes just like each one of us have. Ask yourself just one very important question: what if YOU were running for president? What kind of dirt (legitimate mistakes from your past, as well as manipulated half-truths or outright lies) would be dug up on you?

So just remember: the next time you hear the latest gossip about a candidate, Jesus Christ Himself- Savior of the world- wouldn’t even be able to avoid having His words and actions twisted into slanderous attacks on His character.

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Jeremy Griffith

Jeremy Griffith is conservative blogger and retired officer of the United States Army Reserve. He writes for his own blog at

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