To: Alberta's Child
I understand his reputation. But try to put yourself in the place of a pr-life New Jersey voter who watched this guy come in from across the river and campaign for a pro-abortion politician like Whitman.
Who was Christie Toad's opponent that year? Was it Mayor McCheesey? Whoever her opponent was that year, I don't suppose he was one of the .000002% of pro-life Democrats out there, eh? If not, I don't fault Rick for campaigning for her as any Democrat was likely to be worse. McSleazey has certainly shown himself no friend of pro-lifers.
It is morally acceptable to vote for and support the lesser of two evils if that's all you've got. Honestly, it was our fault as NJ pro-life voters for not making sure it never reached that point. Christie Toad should never have been on any ballot as a Republican. We should have Diane Allen'd her in the very beginning.
posted on 05/27/2003 12:17:31 PM PDT
(In hoc signo, vinces †)
It is morally acceptable to vote for and support the lesser of two evils if that's all you've got.
You've given me a good rationale for voting for Whitman, but this doesn't mean Santorum has any reason to make an effort to get a fellow Republican elected to a statewide office (in another state!) despite this Republican's pro-abortion credentials.
Another interesting note -- if the New Jersey Republican Party sees no danger in bringing in a staunch pro-lifer like Santorum to campaign for their candidates, then why the hell don't they ever support a pro-life Republican in a statewide election????
Please note, BTW, that I brought this up in the context of the article at the top of this thread. I'm sure that Political Expediency 101 is not listed on the curriculum at Christendom College.
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