Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Palin the Pellet for McCain's Christian Conservative Lever

John McCain turned disdain for his Presidential candidacy into strong support with his selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate. Tony Perkins, James Dobson, and Richard Land came out strong for Palin. The New York Times reported:

“I am now more confident about a John McCain presidency than I am about a George Bush presidency,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council. “The campaign has courted conservatives aggressively, and it has turned around remarkably in just the last few weeks.”

...On Friday, Dr. James Dobson said the Palin selection had persuaded him to endorse Mr. McCain. Dr. Dobson said in a statement that the nomination “gives us confidence he will keep his pledges to voters regarding the kinds of justices he would nominate to the Supreme Court.”

In Minneapolis, “it was as if the whole Republican convention had started drinking Red Bull," said Richard Land of the Southern Baptist Convention, who added that when the McCain campaign had sought his input weeks before he had suggested picking Ms. Palin.

And that, my friends, is change conservative Christians can believe in. What does that leave the rest of us? Head hanging, yet again...

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