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My Way or the Highway – The Christian “Right”

February 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Tip to Drudge.

Christian Right Labors to Find ’08 Candidate – New York Times

The conservative concern may also be an ominous sign for the Republican Party about the morale of a core element of its political base. Conservatives warn that the 2008 election could shape up like 1996, when conservatives faced a lesser-of-two evils choice between a Republican they distrusted, former Senator Bob Dole, and a Democrat they disdained, President Bill Clinton. Dr. Dobson of Focus on the Family later said in a speech to the council that he voted for a conservative third-party candidate that year rather than pull a lever for Mr. Dole.

This type of attitude is so disappointing. What Dr. Dobson is saying by his actions is that he wanted Bill Clinton as president instead of Bob Dole in 1996. So 2008 comes around and the question that religious conservatives need to ask themselves; do you want Hillary Clinton or someone else that isn’t a perfect conservative? John McCain, Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are far from perfect candidates (who was the last perfect candidate?) but they are much more in line with the political beliefs of religious conservatives than Hillary Clinton.

I just can’t stand the position some religious conservatives take where they only vote for candidates that match their views 100%, even if the candidate has ZERO chance winning. Voting for the “perfect” third-party candidate in 2008 is the same as voting for Hillary Clinton.

My hope for the 2008 presidential election is that there will be a lively primary season and that fiscal conservatives, religious conservatives, etc. will unite to defeat a candidate that has nothing in common with almost anything we believe in. No more “my way or the highway” please!

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