people for the american way lists some conservative supporters. these groups generally do their homework on nominees, because abortion is an important issue to them. ann coulter disagrees with their endorsement. i generally don’t pay much attention to ann, but she makes a valid point about wanting to know more about john roberts.
the republicans have the majority and we have a president with the ability to elect a strong conservative to the court. we should be taking more advantage of being the party in power, instead of kow-towing to the democrats. this also goes for advocacy of conservative policies and programs. why are we so afraid to stand up for what we believe in? why are we considering candidates for ’08 who bear no resemblance to the reformers in the gingrich revolution?
this drives me nuts. i have yet to see an ’08 republican presidential contender committed to the issues that we believe in as strong conservatives. i mentioned gingrich before. newt’s a smart guy, with a lot of baggage. that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have good ideas on how to move this country in the right direction.
the problem with our hard-core conservatives right now is that they have recently done or said stupid things that have gotten them bad press. hopefully they can repair their images before they try to run for president. that’s the kind of president we need in the future — a proponent of all conservative values. we elected reagan, didn’t we? so it can be done. the future of our country is at stake.
“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality.” –Dante