Monday, October 8, 2007

A Third Party?

There is some talk by social conservative leaders about running a third party candidate if Rudy Giuliani wins the Republican nomination, since Giuliani is pro-abortion. While I am no Giulaini supporter, this talk is, in my opinion, misguided.

Social conservatives have had a chance to nominate someone who is truly pro-life. Mike Huckabee is engaging, smart, and funny- and has gotten almost no fundraising support. Mitt Romney, although a late convert, is pro-life, and some conservative Christians refuse to support him because he is a Mormon. Fred Thompson is a social conservative, and James Dobson has slammed him not once, but twice. If Dobson doesn't like Giuliani, then maybe he should stop bashing Thompson, Giuliani's main rival.

In addition, the purist approach doesn't work. In 2000, thousands of Florida liberals voted for Ralph Nader, who they saw as more of a "true liberal" than Al Gore. Gore lost Florida by a few hundred votes. Were these liberals happy that they make their point? No. On the contrary, they blamed Nader. (Although perhaps pundits like Michael Moore, who told Florida voters to vote Nader, should get more blame). And the purists didn't even make their point, as 2004 candidate John Kerry wasn't any more liberal than Gore.

There are plenty of true social conservatives to support. We should support them, and not support a disastrous and futile third party run.


At October 9, 2007 at 6:16 AM , Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

I met Rudy several times and as a NYer..cant help but remember how he was there for us on 9-11, but we shall see!

At October 9, 2007 at 10:36 AM , Blogger Marie's Two Cents said...

If we could get rid of Ron Paul maybe this whole election wont turn into absolute turmoil.

Ron Paul seems like he is going to stick this thing out till the end and is going to hurt any True Republican Candidate, sort of like Nader has all these years with the Democrats.

Truly, something must be done about this man. He is dangerous.

At October 10, 2007 at 5:34 AM , Blogger Beth said...

Not voting for Rudy does not mean you don't respect what he did on 9-11, but there are major issues which he is not conservative at all. I think perhaps the discussion about a third party could very well be simply a way for social conservatives to get the word out to voters to vote conservative in the primaries so as to not push them to bring out a third party. This is what I have been saying for a while, we need to vote conservative in the primaries to have a conservative choice in Nov. 2008!

Ron Paul is not dangerous, I have a feeling he is being pumped up by the left (seriously) so there appears to be actual support for the man. He will not win the primaries.

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