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To: rhema

I read what was said. What has that to do with McCain not being there in person?

Seems like it should be as important as LaRaza.


14 posted on 07/23/2008 4:59:21 AM PDT by dforest (I had almost forgotten that McCain is the nominee. Too bad I was reminded.)
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To: indylindy
I read what was said. What has that to do with McCain not being there in person? Seems like it should be as important as LaRaza.

I'm not privy to McCain's schedule. I don't know what he was doing during the NRTL convention. In any case, NRTL isn't suffering any paroxysms of rejection about his taped remarks. Its president is questioning the overly sensitive sensibilities of those who demand no less than perfection from him, though:

. . .Third, "the point is not to make a statement but a difference"—more accurately, a positive difference. When a "statement" (e.g., actively opposing a pro-life candidate facing a pro-abortionist) has the effect of defeating the pro-life candidate and letting a pro-abortionist win, the pro-life cause has been betrayed—no matter what highfalutin "principled" stance has been invoked to justify such moral posturing. Simply staying above the fray and not voting in such a case may not have the ringing sound of a "statement," but it still has the same effect. Such non-voters allow the pro-abortionist to win. Again the pro-life cause loses—a negative difference, in effect. What true adherence to the pro-life cause compels us to do is to make a positive difference: actively working for the pro-life candidate, ensuring the loss of the pro-abortionist.

Fourth, "don’t fall in love with your candidate." We all know candidates, 100% pro-lifers, who would make great presidents, representatives, or senators—except that they just have no chance of getting elected. People have all kinds of motives for giving candidates their votes. Unfortunately, electing a 100% pro-life candidate into office motivates only a minority. The perfect pro-life candidate, if one is available, may not have the same perfect appeal to the generally wishy-washy-on-life-issues public.

26 posted on 07/23/2008 6:00:01 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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