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How Not to Endorse Evil

John Gaver
December 14, 2008

John GaverWe have received many feedback forms asking us who we endorse in the GOP Primaries. At this point in time, I can only name the RINOs in that race, who we do not and will never endorse, under any circumstances.

There are, in fact, at least three REAL Republican presidential candidates, who are at the very least, acceptable. The reason why we are not yet ready to endorse only one of these candidates, is because the ones who we favor most, are not top-tier candidates and as such, one or more of them may drop out after the New Hampshire or Iowa primary. I will however, name our favorites, later in this article.

Most importantly, we encourage our readers to keep in mind, when considering for whom to cast their vote, that a vote for the "lesser evil" is effectively, an "endorsement of evil."

This is particularly important in this election, where we have several RINOs running for the GOP nomination. In particular, I am talking about Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney and John McCain - all of whom are Republican in name only (RINO). Among them, only Romney would stand a chance of winning the general election.

Let's take the current leading candidate, Rudy Giuliani. He has two huge GOP constituencies opposed to his candidacy. Both Christians and gun rights advocates strongly oppose his candidacy. Both of those constituencies are comprised of people who will not vote for the "lesser evil." If only one of those groups opposed him, he might stand a remote chance. But, with two of the largest constituencies in the GOP passionately opposed to him, he doesn't stand even a remote chance of winning. Both Romney and McCain have similar large GOP negatives, which will sink their chances in the general election, as many in those constituencies will either vote third party or not vote at all.

Is a third party vote wise?

There are two points to keep in mind, when considering a third party vote. First, you must ask yourself if the GOP candidate is really a Republican, especially on the most important issues. If not, then you must accept that you might as well be voting for a Democrat. Second, you must remember that a vote for the lesser evil is nothing more or less than an "endorsement of evil."

Many people who voted for Bill Clinton did so, because they saw him as the "lesser evil." But, remember that Clinton wasted no time claiming that those "lesser evil" votes constituted a mandate for his far left agenda. So, if you vote for a RINO and he gets elected, expect him to use your vote as a mandate to implement his liberal agenda.

I promised that I would name names of those whom we favor, at the end of this article. They are, in order, Congressman Duncan Hunter (CA), Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO) and former Senator Fred Thompson (TN) - the latter, less so than the first two.

Besides being good solid Across the board Republicans, both Hunter and Tancredo have demonstrated that they are willing to do the right thing, even in the face of strong political pressure from the RINO, who currently occupies the Whitehouse. Both have actively opposed any attempt at anything that even resembles amnesty for illegal aliens.

Also, unlike some other Republicans, who wait to see which way the wind blows, before jumping on board an issue, they have both proven that they are leaders and not followers, in their strong support and co-sponsorship of the FairTax. While others talk about tax reform and simply mean playing with the margins, both Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo are solidly on board with real, meaningful tax reform.

As for Thompson, he has proven himself to be a real Republican, but not a leader, as he is one who has often waited to see which way the wind was blowing, before supporting a necessary issue. For example, he is one who talks about tax reform a lot, but has yet to tell us what really is his idea of tax reform.

Republicans must reclaim our party from the "compassionate conservatives" (a.k.a. RINOs). We must send a message to our candidates and that message must say, "If you expect our vote, then you better be able to demonstrate that you are a REAL Republican and not just a Republican in Name Only (RINO)."

 

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