Tue, 2 October 2007
If you recall, I said in Episode 86 that I felt that within ten to twelve years, we would see a major split in the Republican Party. I felt that many of the Christian contingent within the party were beginning to realize that their issues were being glossed over in favor of issues like deregulation and cutting taxes on the rich, and they were realizing their influence and votes were being used to further an agenda with which they might not agree. These disenfranchised members of the Republican party would likely leave the party and establish a party with a platform based on conservative, fundamentalist Christian beliefs and values.
Well,it seems that I may have been right, but a little too conservative (heh) with how soon it would happen. According to this article in the New York Times, there is a movement amongst ultra-conservative Christians like James Dobson, Tony Perkins, and Richard Viguerie to break off and endorse a third-party candidate should the Republican Party choose a pro-choice presidential candidate like Rudy Giuliani. This idea is not without its detractors, with opposition coming from surprising sources like Pat Robertson and Gary Bauer. Still, it looks like my prediction may be coming true a few years sooner than I thought. Time will tell...
Once again, here's the blurb for the article:
Giuliani Inspires Threat of a Third-Party Run
Alarmed at the possibility of a Republican Party presidential nominee who supports abortion rights, a coalition of Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate.
Click on this link to go to the article.
Category:Extras -- posted at: 11:10pm EDT
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