Jesus, Ghandi, & Martin Luther King, Jr. each cast a vote for either Obama or Romney. Who wins?
So let's assume the 3 men above walk into a voting booth this Nov. and on their ballots are only two choices. They must choose either President Obama or former Governor Mitt Romney. Who, given these circumstances, would be the winner and why?
They seriously wouldn't vote for either candidate. Why would Ghandi vote for Obama when the president illegally bombs Pakistan every day with aerial drones? Why would Jesus vote for Obama when Obama has vetoed UN sanctions against Israeli expansion of settlements that would ensure peace between Israel and Palestine? Why would MLK, who was against the Vietnam War, support Obama when Obama perpetuates a war in Afghanistan?
Empresario, Militaristic actions are a grave concern. I was hoping our Pres. wouldn't capitulate in the manner he did. I feel those who are Progressive failed him in not pushing for more ethical andlogical solutions. He asked us to. We failed him.
It's pretty obvious who they would vote for, if these were the only two candidates and they were actually engaged in the voting process.
Who is MORE on the side of the oppressed and disadvantaged?
Could you imagine Jesus, Ghandi, or MLK ever making a 47% comment?
Romney is a plutocratic, empty suit. It's a shame we call ourselves a Christian nation, when we are anything but. A truly Christian nation would not have a party that would elect a man like Romney.
I couldn't agree with you more! It baffles me as to how the present view of Christianity and political leanings seem so contradictory. I think "Christians" are using the wrong term for themselves. How about "Old Testamarians?"
Or greedy Capitalists that disort the meaning of the religion they claim to follow to avoid the contradictions
Gandhi was a leftist syndicalist he would vote Obama, Martin Luther King said he had always voted Democrat and as a man who was deeply concerned with ending poverty he would definitely vote for Obama.
Jesus... I don't really know, concern for the poor so Obama?
I have to look up syndicalist, but I agree. Concern for the poor, for women, for the rights of all. That's how I see Jesus - probably a strong Union activist, he'd be, supportive of teachers. Really not a "tough love," kind of guy, in my mind
Martin Luther King Jr was a Republican and voted Concervative. I was pretty sure everyone knew that.
Jesus would never vote for a leader that turned
its back on Israel, or made it easier
for women to abort children, niether would
Sorry but just not true Cold he himself said he had always voted Democrat when asked, I have a book on it the papers of MLK. His mentor Rustin was a socialist.
http://books.google.co.nz/books?id=4ysI … ge&
It is a good thing this a hypothetical question because I doubt any of these individuals would vote for either of these to men. But to answer the question, I would say that all three might vote for Barack Obama because he is the lesser of two evils. Obama is concerned to bring help to the masses, something that Jesus, Ghandi, and Martin Luther King all have in common. Each of these men have attempted to make life better for people in need, be it resources, equal access to resources, or simple individual equality. Obama should be recognized for his attempts at making resources and services available to everyone who has a need regardless of race, religion,or status. I don't see Mitt Romney doing anything for anyone that does not fit his personal, religious, or political agenda or ideals.
Love your comment and to add to it, I don't see him doing anything outside of the paradigm of big business. It's a mindset of profit. What a huge learning curve Romney would have the first 100 days - monumental waste of our country's time.
This is kind of a biased questions because:
Jesus would not vote for a man who claims he as well as many other people are God
Ghandi would not vote for a man who wants to lead us back into another war, since he was a believer in peace
Martin Luther King, Jr. would not vote for a man who has no respect for the little guy, since he was a man who stood up for the rights of black people at a time when they were being horribly treated.
Obviously Obama would win, given this scenario.
I "cooked" the books, but it's lovely to see the answers! I'm not quite sure about the "Jesus" comment because I don't understand the reference, but also because I see Jesus as confident enough in what he was saying as to allow others their journey
Lets face it - Obama was awarded a nobel prize for being elected so it pretty much seems in the rest of the world he has it sewn up. From the outside, and I being an Englishman am counted among these, it seems that Barack is a Pious man, an honest and decent guy who stands up for the little guy. Of course a lot of us think the same about Lula from Brasil, the working class hero who drove up from the unions and rose to power and not until living in Brasil I realised my opinion was changing. The reason I bring this up is two of your three candidates are not American citizens and would probably subscribe to the lesser of two evils vote. Romney in stark contrast seems billed as 'the new Reagan' and has about as much credibility as Bush Jr. I know in England we feel Romney would be a step back. The ironic thing is you asked who wins, and in that case I'm going to say certainly not the American people.
So great to hear a view outside of our own! My fear is a "shoot from the hip" arrogance that Mitt Romney exudes whether it's justified or not. The world is too fragile for that kind of approach. We'll waste time in his learning curve. Ta!
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