So now that America has passed up a Great American in Fred Thompson (and I don’t use that term loosely), what am I going to do now? I’ve already received numerous emails wondering who I’m supporting.
The simple answer is I don’t know. Now I have always been a big fan of Alan Keyes and although I believe in voting for the best candidate, a candidate should have at least an outside shot at winning the nomination. Unfortunately, while Ambassador Keyes is one of the godliest leaders America has ever had, his message has never caught fire.
So who do I know for sure I’m not voting for? If you’ve been following this blog for anytime you know the level of angst I have for Mitt Romney. I do not trust this man; I think he would say and do anything to get elected and his past record proves it. Also, the Governor is still not leveling with the American people and what is worse is that many, many conservative leaders in and out of the media are not addressing this issue.
I want all of you to go to the website Republicans for Family Values and please, please be sure to read everything, including and especially the links provided. I ask you to look at the long list of names who signed this letter. I also encourage you to read the very comprehensive Mitt Romney Report.
Are we willing as a nation to sell our soul, are we willing as a conservative movement, and are we who call ourselves evangelicals willing to sell our soul to prevent Hillary from becoming President? Quite frankly, I think any GOP candidate can beat Hillary because her record is so dismal and she is so divisive. I cannot imagine my conscience allowing me to vote for Mitt Romney and you can get as mad at me as you want, but I have to look the Lord in the face in the end.
For me to overlook everything about Romney’s record means I just have to take his word.
Rudy Giuliani is being touted as a great leader and tough on defense. Okay, he did a good job cleaning up New York City, I’ll give him that and he was a calming presence during the 9/11 attacks. However, he is not a man of character. A man of character doesn’t tell us his family issues are a private matter and yet openly has an adulterous affair, divorces the mother of his children, and then marries his mistress, all under public scrutiny. He now admits to making mistakes in his personal life…um, yeah! It has also been reported that he billed the city for his security while visiting his mistress.
As for his handling of 9/11, much controversy swirls around Giuliani’s handling of the city’s defenses after the first World Trade Center bombing. A New York City police officer will be appearing on Greg Allen’s The Right Balance tomorrow at 10:33 am Eastern time to discuss the topic.
First and foremost the problem I have with Rudy is his pro-choice stance, even though he personally opposes abortion. That is a double-minded man and one who does not stand on principle. He has promised to appoint only strict originalist judges in the mold of Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Thomas, but what does his past appointments tell us? Of the 75 judges Rudy appointed in New York, Democrats outnumbered Republicans 8 to 1; his judges leaned left! So I guess I’m just supposed to take his word too!
John McCain is a war hero and from all accounts a good man, except for the F-Bombs he likes to unleash when provoked, at fellow senators no less…very presidential.
So what brought on such an outburst? The now infamous Kennedy-McCain immigration bill. Before we rehash this; note to Republicans…anytime you find yourself agreeing with Ted Kennedy you are on the wrong side! Name one piece of legislation that Kennedy has supported that a conservative could support.
Anyway John McCain has said he has heard America loud and clear on immigration and that we can trust him to do the right thing. How do we do that Senator? You have fought Republicans every step of the way for the last eight years. You stopped the nuclear option on judicial nominees, effectively castrating then Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. You supported McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform stripping every day Americans of their 1st Amendment rights, meaning the public no longer has a voice in the electoral process 60 days from an election. You have McCain-Lieberman now with this little quote of the Senator’s:
“Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest in facing head-on the serious environmental, economic and national security threat posed by global warming.”
Yeah, that’ll play well inside the halls of conservatism.
Last but not least we have our sax, I mean bass guitar-playing Governor from Arkansas, Mike Huckabee.
Okay, where do I begin?
Net increases in taxes and I’ve heard his explanations but they do not wash sir. As I wrote in my NMJ article, “An Evangelical’s Huckabee Hesitancy”,
“My concern with Governor Huckabee is that he will rely too much on government to fix problems facing Americans, when it should be Americans fixing their own problems with a little help from their friends and not Uncle Sam.”
Governor Huckabee touts himself as a conservative but he makes me think he’s more of a populist. Every time I’m feeling better about Governor Huckabee, he goes and does something to make me hestitate again. I mean, when you read The Huckabee Plan at The Evangelical Outpost, it sure briefs well, but then again we are back to the trust thing. The Club for Growth, which the Governor disparagingly calls the Club for Greed, released its white paper of Governor Huckabee’s economic record and his past doesn’t look like what he promises for the future.
So there is my dilemma and I’m already getting lots of advice. I’m being told to do the inevitable and support Romney because if I support Huckabee I’ll just have to come back here again and find someone else to back. Well, unlike Rush, I’m fine with backing the candidate I’m most comfortable with until he withdraws, if need be. This is the primary season and that’s what we’re supposed to do; vote our consciences, not convenience.
I will be praying a lot in the next few days and returning to Scripture to seek the Lord’s guidance. I’m already comforted in knowing that no matter what we do here in America, God is still in control. My greatest fear of a president was that he or she might do something stupid and get my son killed; well that has happened (no fault of the President) and through the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ my family is surviving that. Having said that, I do not want my son’s death to be in vain and we walk away from this global war of Islamo-fascism (terror is a tactic; not an enemy).
I will seek my pastor’s counsel and men I trust and I will publish my decision by the weekend.
May God bless us all and may He continue to bless our great country.