So, here we are… The Al Smith Dinner is upon us and Obama will get his Photo-op that may well win him the election.
If you want to know what I think about Cardinal Dolan’s invite to Obama, check out this post, which went a bit viral when I put it up.
His Eminence has an opportunity to rescind, what with Obama’s insistence on persecuting the Church during the debate the other day. The HHS abortion mandate stands. This will be catastrophic for freedom of religion in America.
Since things have changed for the worse since the invitation was first offered, I suspect, I hope, that instead of rescinding the invitation, the Cardinal will rescind the policy of having no dialogue on that evening, and provide an instruction about religious freedom and the evils of abortion to both candidates.
Even better, instead of saying anything, it would be great if the Cardinal would turn down the house lights for 33 minutes to show this video. That’s all that’s needed:
UPDATE: Both spoke. The difference is between day and night. In case you missed it:
Nevertheless, I stay with my original critique. Romney brought up the Obamacare abortifacient mandate. Obama chose to rest with his anti-religious freedom statement in the debate the other day. Obama couldn’t care less about religious freedom, and has already succeeded in making the issue seem less serious than it is simply by showing up at the dinner. That’s all he had to do. His trouncing by Mitt means nothing. The mandate doesn’t seem so un-American anymore. Too bad, that.