From WorldNetDaily today:
Some of the top leaders in Christian pro-family activism – including James Dobson of Focus on the Family – met in Salt Lake City yesterday to plot a strategy if Rudy Giuliani or another supporter of legalized abortion is nominated by the Republican Party as its presidential candidate.
Not only was there a consensus among activists to withhold support for the Republican nominee, there was even discussion about supporting the entry of a new candidate to challenge the frontrunners.
In the last week I’ve been privy to a couple of conversations about efforts to find a third party candidate in the event Guiliani receives the Republican nomination–and these people are 100% serious.
I’ve said several times before that if the Republican Party nominates Guiliani, then we will definitely have a Democrat president in 2008. While such a scenario would bear striking similarities to Bob Dole’s lackluster campaign of 1996, it would be even worse because while Dole gave no reason for traditional Americans to get excited about him, Guiliani obviously gives traditional Americans a lot to dislike about him (e.g. abortion, homosexuality).
If Republicans continue down the course of supporting Guiliani and move to coronate him, that will demonstrate how little they understand traditional Americans. In fact, it will show how far “establishment” Republicans (Sibby would call them “country club Republicans) have strayed from the core values of the Republican Party. If that happens, it would simply be a anti-tax, pro-business party that had lost it’s heart and soul.
I will be having additional discussions with other traditional Americans on this issue in the next 3-4 weeks. I hadn’t planned on saying anything until sometime after a certain meeting in a few weeks, but with this WND story letting the cat out of the bag…Still, there are a lot of details to be worked out.
I still believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for repairing the damage done by decades of liberalism. I just hope they don’t throw it all away by embracing a liberal who has an R after his name.