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Opening Arguments

Dobson's choice

Christian conservatives are going to put Hillary Clinton in the White House. Well, that's not their intent, but it will be the result:

A group of highly influential Christian conservative leaders met over the weekend to discuss their rising dissatisfaction with the Republican Party and their willingness to consider supporting a third-party presidential bid should a supporter of abortion rights — specifically, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani — earn the GOP presidential nomination.

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Those at the smaller meeting included James Dobson of Focus on the Family, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, and Richard Viguerie, a direct mail pioneer, who recently authored "Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big Government Republicans Hijacked the Republican Base."

Ross Perot put Bill Clinton into the White House by siphoning off votes for George H.W. Bush. Ralph Nader did the same thing for George W. Bush by taking away Al Gore voters. Dobson and his crowd seem on the verge of doing the same thing for Hillary Clinton.

Which is the better choice? Someone you agree with on a lot of issues but disagree with strongly on one or two? Or someone you disagree with on almost everything whom you will help win by making your one or two issues so important?


eric schansberg
Tue, 10/02/2007 - 11:35am

it's a tough call...principles vs. pragmatism...the best candidate or the lesser of two "evils"...how much are you (or the Dobsonites) willing to compromise?

A J Bogle
Wed, 10/03/2007 - 11:44am

I still don't understand why you righties aren't all about the clinton candidacy? she is the establishment status quo candidate who is the most likely out of the whole bunch to continue the neo-conservative policies of GWB. Forbes magazine calls her the most corporate friendly candidate out of them all as well.

You would get to have your cake and eat it too - having a convenient target to channel your dislike, whilst secretly enjoying more of the same old same old we have grown used to under GWB

tim zank
Wed, 10/03/2007 - 5:04pm

The various social programs and tax hikes she would implement would run me out of business along with a whole lot of other folks.