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Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Are There Moderate Republicans?

As I was reading this article from the AP this morning, a question arose. Are there moderate Republicans now? And if so, are they welcome in their own party? It seems the term Republican is beginning to mean a more religious, conservative, and very right wing candidate. We all know that there are these types in the Party, but how is someone like Giuliani going to fit in with the very loud and demonstrative religious right? After reading this article, you realize how times have changed. Just a little while ago, Giuliani was hailed by all as a hero; now, his own party is going to test him according to his number of skeletons in the closet. That's too bad. I had this same issue with people who played the same card with Bill Clinton. I think too much weight is given to the morality of a candidate as opposed to a person's ability to do a job. By the way, recent history shows that if the public turned the spotlight in on some right wing ministers, they would have their fair share of hypocrites as well (Haggard, anyone?). Don't get me wrong, ethical and moral standards are very important, I just don't want to get delusional and assume that we're electing the next Pope.

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