Yes, since you asked....
“It doesn’t go as far as many of us would like, but it goes a lot further than Rudy Giuliani, and he’s got a much more solid record on the issue than Mitt Romney. It gets us closer to where we need to be. I am satisfied,”
Question. How do you figure a statement like this helps “assuage” religious conservatives? Are you suggesting that we should settle for and be “satisfied” with a ‘moderate’(some would say RHINO) outcome, rather than a conservative outcome on this issue?
Question. How do you figure a statement like this helps assuage religious conservatives? Are you suggesting that we should settle for and be satisfied with a moderate(some would say RHINO) outcome, rather than a conservative outcome on this issue?
Answer: No candidate is completely 100% to everyones liking. One backs the most conservative candidate running who at least has a reasonable chance of winning the nomination and general.
Any other course is quixotic and self defeating.
Surely you’re aware that Congressman Duncan Hunter is stuck at around 1% in the polls. Have you ever heard the Voltaire quote: “The perfect is the enemy of the good.”? Senator Fred Thompson is, by far, the most conservative of the three top-tier GOP candidates (Rudy, Mitt and Fred) and will help us get where we want to go rather than dreaming of a “perfect” conservative candidate that won’t be nominated or elected president. Don’t you agree?
Why is it considered a RINO outcome if homosexual marriage is not forced on citizens without their having a right to vote on the issue? Or not forced on them by judicial edict after having voted against it?
Fred knows that a Constitutional Amendment will be demagogued by the homosexual activists, and will be bogged down waiting for ratification. In the meantime, it would only take a vote of the Congress to allow States to refuse to be bound by the Full Faith and Credit Clause, so as to not have to recognize the validity of homosexual 'marriages' from a different state. He could also support legislation that would bar Federal Judges from messing with State legislation regarding marriage. That way, those States that have passed legislation allowing only one man-one woman marriage, are not in danger of some activist Federal judge overturning it.
If the candidate is conservative enough in almost every other issue, yet is still ELECTABLE, because he would be satisfactory for conservatives as well as some independents, why would that not be acceptable to religious conservatives? They most assuredly wouldn't want a Democrat in the White House.
I guess you knew the answer before you asked it.
Basically, you’re supposed to put your convictions aside for the good of the Party.