Conservatives - How do you choose?

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Conservatives - How do you choose?
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 4:35pm

As someone who was raised in a religious home in the bible belt, I know that our people were encouraged by the church to always vote for the Christian candidate. I can only imagine (as someone who is no longer a member of a church or living in the bible belt) how hard it must be for those folks to try to decide between Gingrich (the adulterer) and Romeny (the Mormon). So I ask, how do you choose?

Yahoo expounds upon that here~

The evangelical dilemma in South Carolina: adulterer or Mormon?

For South Carolina conservatives, especially evangelical Christians, the 2012 campaign season is the year of magical rethinking. Look at the frontrunners:

If you want a president with a legacy of marital fidelity, you're going to have to work around Newt Gingrich's adultery.

If you believe that Mormons don't really qualify as Christian, you may find yourself struggling with Mitt Romney.

Of course, there's also Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. Then you just have to convince yourself either man can win; the probability fluctuates from week to week.

More here:


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 5:01pm
I don't seek out the "christian" candidate and frankly, I think religion should stay out of politics! I grew up in a devout home too but political position was hush, hush, my parents weren't staunch Republicans and we weren't the family who had candiate/vote for this issue... signs in our yard either.



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Registered: 07-21-1998
Fri, 01-20-2012 - 6:15pm

If I were chosing a candidate based on how "Christian" he is, I would have to go with Obama. He attends church even when nobody is watching, he's still married to his first wife, and there are no known bastards of his running around.

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