Attention Conservatives! This is NOT a single issue election!
Posted by cann0nba11 on August 27, 2008
I fear that hard pro-life conservatives may cost us the election if Mitt Romney is McCain’s choice for VP. In my opinion and experience there is a large conservative contingent that thinks that women control their own bodies and that they should be allowed to make their own choices. While abortion is horrible, I believe that it is still up to the woman to make the decision. But that is fodder for another article. My point today is that we can’t let this single issue derail a Conservative victory in November.
For starters, we all need to remember that McCain is a maverick. He will choose the VP candidate that gets him the most votes against Obama/Biden. Mathematically it makes lots of sense to select Romney, after all he was the #2 primary vote getter, so why not combine forces? Look how much flack McCain is raising over Obama’s decision not to even talk to Hillary about the VP slot.
Also, please consider the fact that McCain will do what he wants when he is president. Does any president really listen to his vice president? McCain opposes drilling in ANWR, wants to close Gitmo, wants the borders open, and is opposed to strong interrogation tactics. Romney is the polar opposite on all of these positions. However, Romney has quantifiable success as a business leader and with economic issues. McCain truly needs help in this category.
Romney believes that Roe v. Wade should be overturned so that the issue of abortion can be returned to the American people and their elected representatives at the state and federal level. I agree with this stance. Give the decision to the states. Ultimately this election is about more than pro-live versus pro-choice. Sadly, we have bigger issues to deal with. McCain will be our next president and I am confident he will legislate pro-life. But, if pro-lifers refuse to vote (which is unmistakable stupid), the country will be thrown into a far-left malaise for at least four years. Can you live with that?