Shortly after 1:00 pm today, I had the opportunity to ask presidential candidate Ralph Nader a question before a public appearance in Columbus, Ohio. Considering that candidates left and right have been disclosing the role of God’s will in their rise to power, I thought I’d ask him to share whether God had told him anything lately:
Jim Cook: Mr. Nader, I’d like to start out by pointing out that in the Saddleback Forum, Barack Obama indicated that he found it to be his purpose to do the Lord’s work in his political life. Over the summer, Sarah Palin indicated that it was God’s will to build a natural gas pipeline. As a presidential candidate, has God informed you of his will in that regard? Does God have any plans for you that you’re aware of?
Ralph Nader: I’m not aware that God is in the real estate business or in the energy business. Let’s separate Church and State, and let’s focus on justice, and as far as I’m concerned the Golden Rule is plenty sufficient for guiding political candidates of all backgrounds into doing the right thing for the American people and into ensuring that both government and corporations become our servants, not what they are now, which is our masters, with government being the subordinate factor in the corporate domination of Washington DC.
There you have it: if God’s been talking to Ralph Nader, Nader’s not talking.