Targeting Religious Voters

I must be a target, then.

U.S. presidential rivals Barack Obama and John McCain target religious voters on Saturday when as guests of one of America’s foremost evangelists they discuss faith in public life, AIDS, the environment and other issues.

Neither of the candidates appeal to me from a spiritual conviction. McCain can be downright antagonistic toward evangelical Christians. Obama claims to be a Christian, but his words indicate that he’s more New Age “all paths lead to heaven” type of guy.

And nothing they say will change that. They’ve already told me where they stand, and anything different will cause me to lose further trust in them.

So just focus on the issues, ok? Don’t be a hypocritical religious type if that’s not who you are. I’ll vote for you if I think you’ll be a good leader, keep taxes low, keep government small, keep court appointees faithful to the Constitution, and keep the defense and freedom of our country strong.

And I’ll thumb my nose at you if I think you’re a hypocrite.

Presidential "Foot in Mouth" Contest

I’m undecided on which Presidential candidate has placed more of their foot in their mouth than any other candidate. I thought John Edwards was winning – the man that described “Two Americas” getting a $400 haircut and showing which America he lives in.

But now I think John McCain has swallowed his foot all the way up to his ankle. The man who wants to be trusted to hold the nuclear suitcase is singing “Bomb, Bomb Iran.” If those were the two choices, I’d go with John Edwards, even if he did charge the haircuts to his campaign fund. And even if Edwards gets his makeup applied at the Pink Sapphire.

Who would you choose?

A Liberal Media

I have trouble sympathizing with Bill Clinton. 😛

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Clinton, defending his senator-wife’s statements on abortion, said Wednesday that Democrats are held to a double standard.

The comment came during remarks to Campus Progress, a left-leaning student group. He said young people in his party should speak directly to conservative voters.

He contended that Republicans have defined the abortion debate in a way that boxes in Democrats.

“So for example, if you’re a Democrat and you have sort of normal impulses, you’re a sellout, like when Hillary said abortion is a tragedy for virtually everybody who undergoes it, we ought to do all we can to reduce abortion,” Clinton said.

“All of a sudden,” he continued, the media began asking, “’Is she selling out? Is she abandoning her principles?’ But if John McCain, who’s pro-life, works with Hillary on global warming, he’s a man of principle moving to the middle.”

“It’s nuts,” the former president said.

If you lean right, you’ve known this for a long time – the liberal media applauds lefties, condemns righties. If you’re a righty moving to the center, yippee! But if you’re a lefty moving toward the center – even if you end up at the same position as the righty moving to the left – then boo, hiss.

I expected the media to hold its collective nose and pretend Hillary wasn’t trying to move to the right in preparation for a 2008 run for President, but it doesn’t appear the media is going to let her.