Bachmann staffer: Perry is Saul and Bachmann is David

The visibility of veteran GOP political organizer Peter Waldron has risen a good bit since The Atlantic broke a story today about Waldron’s 2006 detention in Uganda on allegations of illegal gun possession. Waldron has a lengthy resume but now includes work for GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Specifically, the campaign acknowledged that Waldron helped deliver the Iowa straw poll win last weekend.

According to The Atlantic’s Garance Franke-Ruta, Alice Stewart, Bachmann’s press secretary, said about Waldron: “Michele’s faith is an important part of her life and Peter did a tremendous job with our faith outreach in Iowa. We are fortunate to have him on our team and look forward to having him expanding his efforts in several states.”

Apparently the next state is South Carolina. In a comment on his Facebook page, Waldron said he would soon be in Columbia and cover the state. We get a hint in one comment about what he might tell evangelicals he hopes to win over to Bachmann. In one comment, Waldron compared Rick Perry to King Saul and Bachmann to King David. If you have been to Sunday School, you know that Saul was a tall, good looking guy who eventually had a bad end because he fell out of God’s favor. God placed His blessing on King David instead.  Here is the comment:

In another comment on his page, he says Bachmann “fights with the anointing of God upon her.” Waldron has some ties to the Christian Reconstruction movement, having co-authored a bookwith Reconstructionist George Grant. In the above comment, he seems to see America as a covenant nation with God much in the same way the Old Testament depicts the Jewish people as having a special covenant with God.

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  • Shelley

    think they are both dangerous to a democracy

  • Richard Willmer

    So, as things stand, it looks like a choice between King Saul, Queen David and President Obama in 2012.

    If the USA really wants a monarchy (the American Counter-revolution?), might I tentatively suggest HM Queen Elizabeth II? One could do a lot worse!

  • Richard Willmer

    (Oh, and does Perry have a son? If so, is he called Jonathan?)

  • Robert

    Don’t say that Richard! Perry is but a flash in the pan- the GOP will find a worthy candidate to take such a weak president.

  • Richard Willmer

    Just my little joke, Robert! (I couldn’t resist it – mea culpa – the target was too tempting!)

    I suppose that ‘lightweights’ (and extremists) often come out of the woodwork early on. It will interesting to see what eventually transpires …

  • Richard Willmer


    I am interested in your comment that President Obama is ‘weak’. It is a comment that probably resonates in some quarters of the Democratic Party.

    I would tend to describe him as ‘overly mild’ and perhaps he is too keen to tease out consensus rather than put drive behind clear policy objectives. Maybe he could use a ‘Prime Minister’, so that he could ‘stand above the fray’ and look statesmanlike (which, from over here, he seems to do rather well), while his ‘Prime Minister’ (H. Clinton, perhaps?) provided the drive to get government business through? (I seem to recall that Dick Cheney was effectively US Prime Minister in 2001-9! And he certainly seemed to ‘get things done’!).

    How’s that for (political) heresy?!