Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Is it the end?

Either way there is a silver lining. If Giuliani doesn't get the nomination, perhaps the GOP will recognize the need for the pro-life plank in their platform. His downward spiral certainly has shown the conviction of the moral conservatives.

If he gets the nomination and proceeds to lose the election, (I can't see a pro-war, anti-life candidate winning. Kinda like the worst of both worlds.) he could take the entire Republican party down in flames with him and we could see a legitimate third party emerge. It may be a painful four years, but similar to purgatory; it would be worth it to break up the current stranglehold of corruption.

Pro-Life Leaders Won’t Vote for Rudy Giuliani Over Abortion
Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention was a strong supporter of President Bush during his 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns but said he would not vote for Giuliani in the 2008 general election, even though the Democratic nominee will almost assuredly be pro-abortion as well.

"I'm not going to vote for a pro-choice candidate, period," he said, speaking on behalf of himself and not the convention.

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, was equally strong in his comments about how he would treat Giuliani in the voting booth.

"Speaking as a private citizen, no, no, I could not support (Giuliani)," Perkins told Politico. "The 20 years I've been involved in politics, the life issue has been at the very top. How could I turn my back on that?"

He said he would likely support a third-party candidate should Giuliani carry the GOP standard next fall.

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