There's a Presidential election coming up, and that means that the candidates have started to do and say anything to get elected.
One of the (unofficial) candidates, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R), has started saying some stuff that should scare the bejeezus out of many ordinary Americans.
Specifically, Perry is saying that one reason our country's problems are so intractable is "because we are a nation that has not honored God in our successes or humbly called on Him in our struggles."
And Perry's going to fix that.
On August 6th, he's going to be leading a huge prayer rally called The Response, in which he will call upon Americans to "pray and fast" so God will forgive us and help us fix the country.
Perry is leading this prayer rally, political analysts say, so he can win over evangelical Christian voters, who make up 60% of GOP voters in two key early primary states, Iowa and South Carolina. And if that's all he's doing at the prayer rally--saying stuff that these voters want to hear--then he'll be doing just what every other politician is doing, so we shouldn't get too worked up about it.
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