This blog post sums up some recent thoughts I've been having. Like the writer and most conservatives, I revere Ronald Reagan as one of my favorite Presidents. However, the purity that many on my side of the isle are demanding in a nominee is counterproductive and silly. As the author points out, Reagan probably wouldn't have passed muster for some of these folks. The fact remains that all of the current crop of Republican hopefuls would be better that Obama. We are often too quick to throw around the RINO or closet liberal charge. No one candidate will agree with you or me on 100% of issues - and I say that as someone who as selected his choice for the nominee already.
On another note, there is much in the news lately that Texas Governor Rick Perry is preparing to enter the presidential race. I like Perry and could enthusiastically support him if he ends up being the nominee, but he's not the perfect candidate either. Some conservatives keep looking for a "savior". Again, none of these candidates is perfect and I have a feeling that the people demanding perfection will keep being disappointed, as they are each time they examine the full records of the next, best candidate. Only one perfect person ever walked the Earth, but I doubt that He would make it through the primary of either major party. Luckily, when it comes time for Him to return and reign, there won't be any doubt who's supposed to be in charge.
Monday, June 13, 2011
This article by Michael Otterson, a spokseman for the LDS Church, is an excellent response to a recent artcle by an Evangelical "Christian" arguing that "real" Christians shouldn't vote for a Mormon under any circumstances. I would have to take some time to say it any better than Brother Otterson, but I'm busy so I won't. It's worth the read, though.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
... I like this post (and the video). I have been meaning to write a post on the war of attrition that some conservatives seem willing to engage in during the primary - and the idea of a perfect, purist candidate. I probably still will, but this bloggers points are good ones.