Written by Marie Jon
August 20, 2008
We will soon know who the Democrat and Republican vice-presidential candidates will be. Who will Sen. John McCain pick to stand beside him? Although to some it is doubtful, will Mitt Romney be his choice?
Common sense almost dictates that "the candidate Republicans should be clamoring for is the one liberals are most feverishly denouncing. That is Mitt Romney by a landslide." - Ann Coulter
Evangelical Christians have been aware of the dirge sung by those who, for whatever reason, wish to exclude Romney from consideration for the VP post on the Republican ticket. Very well-crafted words are being used to try to induce Evangelicals to withhold their votes from this very qualified man because of his (Mormon) faith.
Political pundits have broken down some of these misconceptions. Romney's conservatism is accepted among Evangelicals. His experiences as a businessman are appealing in today's weak economy. His years of successfully working within the global economy demonstrate his knowledge of how markets work. He would strengthen the ticket in light of McCain's perceived weakness on economic issues.
"I'd Pick Romney' as McCain's Running Mate." - Karl Rove
Romney has allies within the Republican Party. Still it is disquieting to hear questions that should have been put to rest once again being regurgitated by Romney detractors. While running for the nomination, Romney gave an outstanding speech that clearly addressed matters of faith and his stance on moral issues. He awed us with his heartfelt departure speech, and left graciously, putting his country first. In short, he is an extremely attractive candidate.
Apparently some Evangelical pastors won't cease their whisperings to the press. We get it. They are promoting Huckabee over Romney for the vice-presidency. It matters not how their opinions could dissuade voters from McCain.
If President Bush was practically tarred and feathered by progressive Democrats for his Christian beliefs, how might an outspoken and often comical character like Michael Huckabee be perceived if he became the VP nominee? Only naivete would facilitate one believing that the media would allow Huckabee's verbal blunders to go unnoticed. They embraced him once, but if he were to play a pivotal role as McCain's running mate, the gloves would come off.
During a speech in Louisville, Kentucky, Huckabee joked about a loud bang that was heard off-stage "That was Barack Obama," Huckabee quipped, "He Just tripped off a chair. He was getting ready to speak. Somebody aimed a gun at him and him...he dove for the floor." Watch the Video
Evidently, the sabotaging of a God-fearing Mormon is more important to the aforementioned Evangelical pastors than a win for the Republican Party in the fall. They overlook that there will be Supreme Court positions up for grabs during the next four years.
If we want to maintain civility during these late stages of this important campaign, it is incumbent upon Mr. Huckabee's surrogates to tone down the rhetoric regarding the selection of a VP candidate. What we don't need is a continual drone of discontent in the event Romney is chosen.
It should be noted, that when people choose not to vote, they put their nation in jeopardy. Those conservatives and Evangelicals who threaten to withhold their votes if they don't get their way are being infantile. We will never regain what will be lost in the Supreme Court if the Democrats take the White House.
Excerpt from The Washington Times: Evangelicals warn against Romney on ticket
"Prominent evangelical leaders are warning Sen. John McCain against picking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as his running mate, saying their troops will abandon the Republican ticket on Election Day if that happens.
"They say Mr. Romney lacks trust on issues such as outlawing abortion and opposing same-sex marriage and because he is a Mormon. Opposition is particularly powerful among those who supported former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in the Republican presidential primaries earlier this year.
"Other well-placed Christian conservatives say that although many evangelical leaders could accept and work for a McCain-Romney ticket, Mr. Huckabee's supporters tend to be 'rabid' in their views against Mr. Romney because of his faith: They do not regard Mormonism as a Christian denomination." Full Article
Where the rubber meets the road, Evangelical Christians have more in common with those of the Mormon faith than we could ever have with the "religious left" who think nothing of the slaughtering of unborn babies as well as champion the gay agenda.
"I am wholeheartedly convinced that Mitt Romney can be trusted to uphold the values and principles most important to me as a political conservative and an evangelical Christian. Again, I am not being paid, and I am not interested in a job in a Romney Administration (I would not accept one even if offered, as I'm still raising three teenagers). Neither is my public relations firm involved in any way. I am involved because I believe the stakes are high, perhaps higher than ever before in my life." - Talk show host Hugh Hewitt
Obama has chosen to align himself with an aberrant cult that stands in stark contrast with the words of The Almighty. Thus, important moral issues have become sullied, such as the sanctity of life; when life begins seems to be too complicated for them to grasp. The issue of a one-man one-woman marriage also confounds them. Such congregants would rather have their ears tickled than allow the truth to enter their hearts.
Christians should not be complacent about the issues of the world. We were told to "occupy until he comes." (Luke 19:13) We must stay engaged so we can vote with intelligence.
As a Judeo-Christian nation, let us read His Word, and with Holy boldness go forth in faith. God has given us the intelligence and discernment to choose the right men to lead this great and blessed nation.
Political pundits have broken down some of these misconceptions. Romney's conservatism is accepted among Evangelicals. Romney has allies within the Republican Party. "I'd Pick Romney' as McCain's Running Mate." - Karl Rove
Yes, a McCain and Romney, now that's the ticket!
Memo To Evangelicals-Conservative Christian talk show host- Hugh Hewitt
" Faith In America"- The Mitt Romney Speech
Marie Jon is a political/religious-based writer and founder of www.DrawingClose.org - a sister website to RenewAmerica. Marie extends her hand of welcome; visit DrawingClose and receive your free gift of salvation by taking an online Bible study.
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