Thursday, October 04, 2007

James Dobson: We won't vote for a pro-choice Republican

I don't normally link to Dobson Op-Ed pieces, but this relates to my earlier post on speculation that the Christianists might bolt the Republican party if Rudy Giuliani is the nominee. Here's Dobson on the NYT editorial page:

After two hours of deliberation, we voted on a resolution that can be summarized as follows: If neither of the two major political parties nominates an individual who pledges himself or herself to the sanctity of human life, we will join others in voting for a minor-party candidate. Those agreeing with the proposition were invited to stand. The result was almost unanimous.

The other issue discussed at length concerned the advisability of creating a third party if Democrats and Republicans do indeed abandon the sanctity of human life and other traditional family values. Though there was some support for the proposal, no consensus emerged.

Emphasis added. Dobson sounds pretty serious. But I wouldn't be surprised if these folks figure out some way to reconcile themselves to Giuliani, should he be the Republican nominee. All he'd have to do is pledge "himself or herself [if he's cross-dressing] to the sanctity of human life". No one said the pledge had to be believable, or consistent with recent positions or behavior (including donations to Planned Parenthood as recent as 1999).

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