Not like they have the past couple of election cycles. As the article posits, they are now COMPLETELY AWOL on conservative issues that matter to millions of voters, and they don't seem to give a flip.
We begged him to deal with eight issues. We listed first the sanctity of life, marriage, religious life, Dont Ask, ENDA, on it went, Dobson said. We said we really are not here to jump on you, but evangelicals are not excited about your candidacy, not energized. You could connect if youll even mention these things.
He nodded and he smiled and he was gracious as he always is, and he went out and was silent, Dobson said.
Republicans in congress were at LEAST conservative enough in the 90's to see the encroaching tide of barbarism that militant homosexuals posed and were able to pass the DOMA into law, with Clinton's coerced signature (he didn't have the veto with such massive support in Congress.) And this was done well BEFORE any states had counterfeited marriage. We started losing it in the 2000's, and the newest breed of "Republican" in the current decade is now ripe and indistinguishable from Republicans even a decade ago.
Meant to say, “indistinguishable from Democrats even a decade ago.”
Romney did take a stand, he restated his agenda for homosexualizing the Boy Scout leaders, and the military.
Mitt also came out against the party’s pro-life platform, and returned to his pro-abortion position, (that was in August).
My first election was Bill Clinton and I voted for Ross Perot!! So, I will say in my generation the GOP has not made much sense to me. I also thought I was a Democrat, and then could not vote for Clinton because he was “crazy town”, and realized after all of that I was really a mean old conservative.
So- I will amend my statement to encompass “my generation of GOP”.
They never talked about anything conservative that I could see.
Yep, and homosexual marriage came out of Romney's governorship.
The 1990s Mitt Romney, after he quit boycotting Reagan's republican party, and rejoined the GOP in October of 1993.
""I am more convinced than ever before that as we seek to establish full equality for Americas gay and lesbian citizens, I will provide more effective leadership than my opponent.
I am not unaware of my opponents considerable record in the area of civil rights, or the commitment of Massachusetts voters to the principle of equality for all Americans. For some voters it might be enough for me to simply match my opponents record in this area. But I believe we can and must do better. If we are to achieve the goals we share, we must make equality for gays and lesbians a mainstream concern. My opponent cannot do this. I can and will.
We have discussed a number of important issues such as the Federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), which I have agreed to co-sponsor, and if possible broaden to include housing and credit, and the bill to create a federal panel to find ways to reduce gay and lesbian youth suicide, which I also support. One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clintons dont ask, dont tell, dont pursue military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nations military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share.""