In 1986, The New York Times described evangelicals as “more easily led than other kinds of voters.” Then in 1993, The Washington Post reported that evangelicals were “largely poor, uneducated and easy to command.” (The Washington Post issued a correction; the Times did not.)
For the past week, the media have been trying to prove the truth of those characterizations, gleefully reporting on the comical reasons Iowa evangelicals give for their stalwart support of Donald Trump.
One woman told the Times, “Trump is our David and our Goliath.” He can be felled by a pebble! Vote Trump!
Another Trump supporter said, “He’s the only savior I can see.” (I think he’s forgetting someone rather important.)
A “local evangelical,” Joel Tenney, who spoke at a Trump rally in Coralville, Iowa, got no response when he cited Scripture. But the crowd went wild for this: “When Donald Trump becomes the 47th president of the United States, there will be retribution against all those who have promoted evil in this country.”
I, too, am a big fan of retribution, but I’m trying to figure out which “enemies” the crowd thinks Trump will rain justice on.
Any good Revenge List would surely have to include The