Carol Platt Liebau: Mitt Romney Is Out

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Mitt Romney Is Out

Governor Romney has suspended his campaign. Now, the task for John McCain will be figuring out how to unite a party largely dominated by conservatives -- whom he's spent the last eight years poking in the eye.

With Romney's withdrawal, the larger task for the GOP will be figuring out how to keep focus and interest on Republicans as the race between Clinton and Obama enjoys the overwhelming majority of press coverage -- and, perhaps, voter involvement.

One very welcome component of Romney's campaign was his focus on social issues. In his speech today, he noted that

The threat to our culture comes from within. The 1960’s welfare programs created a culture of poverty. . . Dependency is a culture-killing drug—we have got to fight it like the poison it is!

The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography—even celebration of it—and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today’s grim realities: 68% of African American children are born out-of-wedlock, 45% of Hispanic children, and 25% of White children. How much harder it is for these children to succeed in school—and in life. A nation built on the principles of the founding fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.

The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation.

He is right. The threat being posed by leftist culture warriors is great, it is pressing, and it is worthy of discussion.

Let's hope that the voice being silenced today isn't the only one that will be raised in defense of timeless moral truths.


Blogger LQ said...

If Romney had emphasized these issues earlier, I would have voted for him.

Terrorists cannot destroy this country. Our own declining morality can.

1:20 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I hate to see him go. I believe he will be a force for good in the Republican Party for a long time.

8:05 AM  

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