I was only mildy shocked today when I read a Washington Post interview with John MCain. In the interview the wily old senator dropped a bombshell: "It's not social issues I care about" he said. Say what? And you're running to represent the Republican party and the millions of social conservatives who belong to it?
Here's the quote in context:
"McCain seems distinctly uninterested when asked questions concerning abortion and gay rights. While campaigning in South Carolina, he told reporters riding with him on his bus that he was comfortable pledging to appoint judges who would strictly interpret the Constitution in part because it would reassure conservatives who might otherwise distrust him.
'It's not social issues I care about,' he explained."
Do social conservatives need any more reasons to be highly suspicious of this guy? I mean, here we are, just hours before Super Tuesday, and he admits to the national media that he doesn't care about issues of high moral importance to a huge portion of the GOP base, such as the sanctity of life.
What's more, he hints that he would appoint constructionist judges only so he could win the trust of the base, not because he personally believes in constructionist judges. He acts like he'd only do it to throw us a bone.
Add to this apostasy the fact that McCain has admitted he knows practically nothing about the economy, and we've got somebody who has no claim to be being a "true conservative" as he boasts in his TV commercials. Since when does being a war hawk alone qualify someone as a conservative? The truth is, a strong military is the ONLY thing McCain has in common with the GOP base--hardly enough to represent us as our President. To be a "true conservative" Mr. McCain, the social issues must be important to you, along with economic conservatism.
How could conservatives possibly reward this one dimensional candidate with the opportunity to represent the voices of full spectrum conservatives?
THE SIMPLE ANSWER IS: WE CAN'T!
For those in America who care about the defense of conservative moral values, we must vote for Mit Romney or we will suffer the consequences.
For the full text of the Washington Post article click here.