Skip to comments.Karl Rove: Stayaway Christians Almost Cost Bush Election
Posted on 12/13/2001 7:50:35 AM PST by 11th Earl of Mar
STAYAWAY CHRISTIANS ALMOST COST ELECTION
Many Christians believe that prayer played a major role in sending George W. Bush to the White House, but stayaway believers came close to losing him the election, according to his chief political adviser, Karl Rove.
Rove said that one reason the 2000 election was so tight was that as many as 4 million Christian conservatives did not go to the polls, reported "The Chicago Tribune." Although the Bush campaign had expected 19 million evangelical voters to vote for their man, election returns revealed only 15 million turned out to cast ballots.
Speaking yesterday at an American Enterprise Institute seminar, Rove said the Bush campaign "probably failed to marshal support of the base as well as we should have," said the "Tribune." Rove added: "But we may also be returning to the point in America where fundamentalists and evangelicals remain true to their beliefs and think politics is corrupt and, therefore, they shouldn't participate."
Rove said that if the "process of withdrawal" went on it would be bad for the country as well as conservatives and Republicans. "It's something we have to spend a lot of time and energy on."
(It was my first vote for President.)
It didn't take long for the everybody is a RINO crowd to start posting. (Funny, it's the same day Bush withdraws from ABM.)
For over half a year, Republicans controlled both Houses and the White House, yet Partial Birth Abortion is still being committed on our children. When are they going to pursue the abolition of it? I see absolutely NO movement regarding abortion from the White House or Congressional Republicans.
What a shame!
And just when did the whitehouse become sacred?
Four million voters, who are in essence saying that it makes no difference to them whether Gore or Bush won, is an enormous number.
Guess you would have been more happier with Gore in the White House, eh dumbass?
Going to the polls without any delusions is one of the most disheartening things a person can do.
Check out a recent Walter Williams article detailing the billions in pork spending that was passed "in the interest of national security."
You quickly come to realize that the "good guys" are only "good" because the bad guys are so abysmally bad.
In absolute moral terms, I wouldn't pee on most republicans if he was on fire. They are detestable parasites.
Their only good point is that republicans know that if they over do it, they kill the host and the party ends for everyone.
The democrats are so much worse because they hate their host and try to kill it, or at least their avarice is so great that it looks like murderous intent.
Republicans are like corrupt cops, democrats are violent home invaders.
They can't because of jumping Jim Jeffords(Dashcle controls the bills in the Senate now). The Republican Congress three times sent to Clinton a partial birth abortion ban and three times he vetoed it.
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