Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Can't We All Just Get Along?

This is the theme of Paul Weyrich's latest article, and he's talking about his buddies in the Conservatoid movement.
There are times I am so frustrated I want to scream. Such was the case this past week. I was in a gathering of around twenty well-educated and informed conservatives. The topic turned to the Presidential election. Mind you, I had written months ago that we had best find a candidate who agreed with us and then back him to the hilt. If we did so we might be able to move that candidate to the top tier. It has not happened.

Moreover, exactly what I predicted would happen has taken place. Some of our group is in every camp.
The problem is that every part of his movement has their own ideas of what constitutes real conservativism. Is it Christian Conservativism? Is it Libertarianism? Fighting for a candidate that represents their point of view is what a primary season is for, even if, at the end of the day, you lose a bit of what you want.

He does write this humorous passage.
I am morally certain that if we do cast aside our principles to support a candidate who does well in the polls, as soon as that person gets the nomination there will be a savage attack on the GOP nominee, leaving our side in shambles.
I have to believe that both Al Gore and John Kerry would feel some sympathy for that hypothetical candidate.

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