Carol Platt Liebau: Thanks to the Hewitt Team

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Thanks to the Hewitt Team

It was great today to have the opportunity to sit in for Hugh Hewitt, who was speaking at the Air Force Academy. Thanks to Hugh, Duane and the rest of the Hewitt team!

We spent the bulk of the program discussing this oped by Dr. James Dobson, which essentially warns Republicans that if Rudy Giuliani is the party nominee, a significant number of Christian conservatives will back a third party candidate.

We spoke to Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, who wholeheartedly supports Dr. Dobson's point of view. But however much I respect Dr. Dobson, I simply cannot agree that somehow it is going to vindicate conservative or Christian principles (or effectively protect the unborn) to follow a course that will guarantee that a rabid pro-choicer like Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama wins the White House -- and the right to appoint as many as four justices to the Supreme Court. This is particularly true given that Rudy Giuliani's judiciary advisor is none other than Ted Olson -- and he has pledged to appoint more justices in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito.

Not only would handing the presidency to the Democrats guarantee the triumph of pro-abortion policies, it would have pernicious effects in the war on terror. Bob Mulholland of the California Democratic Party was a guest in hour two, and he repeated his belief that President Bush is a greater threat to world peace than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; what's more, he refused to say whether Hugo Chavez is a communist. Mulholland -- along with Senator Robert Byrd, whose spech on Iraq was an example of dangerous ignorance and complacent naivete -- are the type of people who would gain power and influence in a Democratic administration headed by Hillary or Barack.

Make no mistake: Many social conservatives like me respect Dr. Dobson and all he has done to be a force for good in the nation and the world. Our differences are not policy-based -- they are strategic. And I am hard pressed to see how any conservative principle will be vindicated by handing over The White House to those who will protect neither the unborn from abortion or the born from terrorist attack.


Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I think their position is obvious. A religious person does not make a Faustian bargain.

9:42 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

It was similar thinking regarding economic issues that allowed Bill Clinton to win the Presidency in the first place.

No Ross Perot, no President Clinton.

5:18 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home