It seems they’re having trouble locating an acceptable candidate to carry their war banner into the next presidential election.
Many conservatives have already declared their hostility to Senator John McCain of Arizona, despite his efforts to make amends for having once denounced Christian conservative leaders as Ã¢â‚¬Å“agents of intolerance,Ã¢â‚¬Â and to former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York, because of his liberal views on abortion and gay rights and his three marriages.
Many were also suspicious of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts; members have used the council as a conduit to distribute a dossier prepared by a Massachusetts conservative group about liberal elements of his record on abortion, stem cell research and gay rights. (Mr. Romney has worked to convince conservatives that his views have changed.)
Can you say ‘cry me a river’? This secretive group, called the Council for National Policy and founded by Tim LaHaye, includes such bigots as James Dobson and Jerry Falwell as well as other far right-wing activists. How bad is it?
Finally, in a measure of their dissatisfaction, a delegation of prominent conservatives at Amelia Island tried to enlist as a candidate Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a guest speaker at the event. A charismatic politician with a clear conservative record, Mr. Sanford is almost unknown outside his home state and has done nothing to prepare for a presidential run. He firmly declined the groupÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entreaties, people involved in the recruiting effort said. A spokesman for Mr. Sanford said he would not comment.
These are the people that brought King George and The Hammer to power. They’re the ones behind the full scale assault on homosexuals and women as well as the attacks upon science.Ã‚Â I’m more than a little amused by their frustration at not having a good candidate to throw their support behind.