It was the Democrats in 1968 - so angry at having Humphrey as their
candidate that they stayed at home. And brought themselves years of earned
liberal misery under Nixon.
It was the conservative Republicans in
1992. They were so angry that Bush Sr. broke his "no new taxes" pledge
that they stayed at home, or voted for Perot. And endured 8 years of
earned conservative misery under Bill Clinton.
Now a group of conservative evangelicals have denounced Republican
candidates Giuliani, Thompson, McCain and Romney, here.
They say they would stay at home or vote for a 3rd party candidate rather than
vote for any of them. And they are urging others to follow their
What? They would prefer Hillary Clinton? Possibly for 8
years? Are they masochists? Or just ignorant of the lessons of the
past? Do they really think Hillary would meet their requirements better
than any viable Republican?
Are Christian conservatives yearning to drive over that cliff
Please, fellows. Think again. Please!
For my money it is far too early to start worrying. I also firmly believe that so called social conservatives are not homogenous and so frankly aren't going to vote for one candidate as a block. I found this analysis at Power Line to be fairly right on. In short, don't fret Republicans Rudy is an astute politician and he isn't going to get plowed over by social conservative leadership or by any third party candidate.