According to today's news, Rick Santorum has triumphed in Minnesota and Missouri and we await, with bated breath, the Colorado outcome.
Now why should I be so focused on the Republican nomination for the Presidential campaign?
Simple. Santorum is a Catholic, not just any old Catholic, he is a traditional Catholic (sharp intake of breath). By that I mean that he holds true to the teachings of Holy Mother Church and condemns abortion, civil marriage and the rest of the pinko liberal claptrap. He is not necessarily an EF Catholic but I am sure that he attends both forms when fulfilling his obligation.
He also, great man that he is, tells the Bishops what's what (H/T to Bones for his post this morning) - that gives him star status in my eyes because we do need a leading layman who is not afraid to take on the magic circles in the hierarchy.
The real point is that we have a potential candidate who can reverse the horrors of Obama-ism, who is a Conservative and a family man and who could, conceivably, take the crown of the most powerful leader in the world.
Why is Conservative important? Because the political intentions of Conservatism are good (never mind that Cameron has gone badly astray, the base levels are sound).
Keep to the path, avoid constant, incontinent introductions of new laws, make strong decisions (like deporting Abu Q pdq!) and keep a firm moral steer to all that is done; good, sound principles made all the better for a dose of the Catholic Faith.
And now...to cap it all, the Latin Builders Association has weighed in on Santorum's side.
Who? You say. And you may well ask.
At first my pulses raced as the title excited my senses; possibly a group intent on restoring Latin in the Liturgy, brick by brick? (oh, no, please).
It transpires that they are a trade group of businesses in the construction industry, based in Miami.
And they have 750 member companies (by 'eck, that's a larger membership than the Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma!).
Here is how the US press reported the news....
"We are most interested in supporting a candidate that is going to reinvigorate the economy," said Bernie Navarro, president of the association. "After careful consideration... our board voted to endorse Senator Santorum."
The endorsement came after both Gingrich and Santorum addressed the group on Friday.
Romney did not accept the invitation offered him, choosing instead to address a meeting, also in Miami, of the Hispanic Leadership Network, a national GOP organization that tries to attract Latinos to the Republican Party.
Speaking to about 300 people, Santorum said if business regulations adopted by the administration of President Barack Obama are not repealed soon, the number of small businesses in Florida and the country will decrease rapidly.
"This room will be half as big in 10 years and half of that in another 10 years," he said speaking of the size of the crowd.
So, keep up the Rosaries, and pray for the people of America, that they make the right choice - and vote, (if eligible) for Rick Santorum also!