Skip to comments.Holding Your Nose, AKA the Lesser of Two Evils (Vanity)
Posted on 02/11/2007 6:00:59 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007
It boggles the mind.
First of all, it's only a few months after the 2006 elections ended, and we're already on the move towards the 2008 elections. I'm sorry, but doesn't Bush have two years left? A lot can change until then.
Secondly, let's look at some of the current frontrunners for the GOP.
Mitt Romney. John McCain. Rudy Giuliani.
Romney has flip-flopped on positions many times, so I wouldn't give him my vote. John McCain, despite his strong conservative rating from the ACU (lifetime of 83), he is partially responsibility for the travesty of McCain-Feingold, aka CFR. He is also a supporter of amnesty. Sorry.
Giuliani, although strong on national defense, is a devout Leftist. Pro-abortion. Pro-gun control. Pro-homosexual rights. He embraces illegal immigration. It stuns me that he has as large a following on Free Republic as he does.
There are far better candidates out there. Tom Tancredo (lifetime rating of 99). Sam Brownback (lifetime rating of 95). Duncan Hunter (lifetime rating of 92).
Why are so many going to hold their noses and compromise their beliefs? Name recognition? Why? It bewilders me.
We have Pro-Life candidates in Hunter, Brownback, and Tancredo. We have anti-illegal immigration and Pro-border control candidates in Hunter and Tancredo (this is where Brownback slips up; support for a guest worker program? Voted yes on allowing illegals access to Social Security? No thanks.). We have pro-second amendment candidates in all three (NRA gave Hunter an A+, and both Brownback and Tancredo an A). All three are supportive of the War on Terror.
So please. Tell me. Why not vote for any of these three (particularly Tancredo and Hunter; Brownback's position on immigration irks me)? Why not?
Who cares about name recognition at this point? It's 2007. November 2008 is a long way away. A lot can change between now and then.
I refuse to compromise on MY beliefs in this matter. I will not vote for a candidate who is socially no different from the socialists on the Left. Hanging up your hat at this point is akin to giving up.
Vote for Hunter. Vote for Tancredo. Get the word out.
I'll probably vote for Hunter in the primary but I'll vote for whoever the "R" is in the general. Unfortunately I don't see the so called front running metropublicans standing much of a chance.
Romney, McCain, and Giuliani are RINOs and hence less likely to win against Hillary, Obama, et al. The MSM will therefore shine the spotlight on them.
I tend to agree with you, but prepare to be flamed.
The new GOP has decided it will jettison the social and fiscal conservatives.
My #1 issue is border/Immigration....but I didn't even realize Hunter and Tacredro are offocially running. I think I've heard their names mentioned now and then....I know nothing about them.
I know. I'm well aware. And it saddens me.
If the current front-runners are the evils from which we have to choose, IMO the lesser evil will be to stay home and abstain.
However, there is indeed plenty of time for the candidates to get sorted out for the better. IMO, Brownback is our best hope, but he has got to correct his position on illegal immigration and come up with a REALLY GOOD excuse why he appeared to have gotten it wrong before. There is a place for loyaty to Bush, but not when he is as wrong as he is when it comes to immigration.
I happen to actually that there will be a Last Day when all men and women will give account for deeds done in my life. I do not need to try to justify a vote for a man who believes in the right to choose to kill unborn babies.
Believe it or don't, there are millions with that same mindset. An enabler of abortion is simply not an option. Period.
"John McCain, despite his strong conservative rating from the ACU (lifetime of 83), he is partially responsibility for the travesty of McCain-Feingold, aka CFR"
The Gang of 14 should NOT be forgotten either - again McCain singlehandedly radicalizes our judicial process and screws the Constitution.
I seriously doubt that I could vote for him under ANY circumstance.
I don't get to vote for any of the guys you mention like Hunter or Brownback. The Republican nominee will be decided early on by Republicans in states that have early primaries. The only difference I could make is to send money to the candidate of my choice which I will do. However, I think all those guys are running for second place (VP) and I'm pretty sure a strong conservative will get the nod by Rudy or John just to placate us.
Perhaps because FReepers care more about our nation's defense and limiting the size of government than about social issues a President has little control over and that Congressional Republicans did nothing to advance?
A lot can change between now and 2008. Don't give up yet.
Why bother voting for "the lesser of two evils". It doesn't matter who you vote for, the Lizard Queen will be coronated.
Cthulu could beat the Lizard Queen. He has more power than she does. Cthulu can eat your soul. Vote for him and he will eat yours last.