It looks like the GOP presidential nomination may be a contest between Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. So far Romney seems to be leading, but Bachmann so far is outdistancing the alternative candidates.
On Bachmann’s Lutheranism, which we talked about earlier, she has been a long-time member of the Wisconsin Synod, though when reporters and her opponents in her last Congressional election found out that the Book of Concord calls the Pope the anti-Christ, that was sure to cost her the Roman Catholic vote. She disavowed that particular confession and reportedly is no longer a member of that denomination. I suppose that particular teaching would prevent any confessional Lutheran from winning a big election. Still, no one should leave a church out of political considerations.
So, we may have to choose between a Mormon or an ex-Lutheran. Or, from another perspective, a moderate who might beat Obama or a conservative who wouldn’t have a chance. Or would she?
Which one would you vote for? Or would you just as soon vote for the incumbent?