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Friday, February 20, 2004  

Bush can lose and is trying to do so

Washington Times article about evangelical Christians being fed up with Bush - a leader who won't fight for any conservative causes.

Four years ago six million evangelicals did not vote who had voted in 1994.

"It's not just economic conservatives upset by runaway federal spending that he's having trouble with. I think his biggest problem will be social conservatives who are not motivated to work for the ticket and to ensure their fellow Christians get to the polling booth," said Robert H. Knight, director of the Culture and Family Institute.

"The strength of this president is in his convictions, but our people do not admire his indecision and lack of leadership on an issue so basic as the sanctity of marriage," Mrs. Rios said.

Religious conservatives helped Ronald Reagan win the presidency in the 1980s and helped Republicans retake the House and Senate in 1994, but complain that they have little to show for their loyalty to the GOP.

The most telling statement is this:

"I'm not blaming the president, but religious conservatives have been doing politics for 25 years and, on every front, are worse off on things they care about," said Gary Bauer, president of American Values. "The gay rights movement is more powerful, the culture is more decadent, the life of not one baby has been saved, porn is in the living room, and you can't watch the Super Bowl without your hand on the off switch."

The Establishment always criticizes demogogues (except of the left) for playing on people's emotions, yet if a leader isn't going to take firm stands, promise powerful action, and appeal to the great feelings people have for faith, country, and freedom - what good is he?

Does anybody doubt that Sam Adams and Patrick Henry were demogogues?

posted by Mark Butterworth | 10:44 AM |