The EFM Feature

I would just like to echo Nancy’s closing point in her post below. While at one level (more abstractly theological), I can understand why some evangelicals view supporting a Mormon as an “excruciating decision,” at another, more practical, level, I grow increasingly vexed.
A man of demonstrated character and integrity runs for office, he is pro-life, he lives his family values with a wife and sons who are devoted to him and each other, and some say, “I don’t know if I can morally support him.” Do politicians like Mitt Romney grow on trees? Are we Republicans just dripping with realistic presidential contenders who are socially conservative, charismatic, offer innovative ideas in national security and economics, and whose integrity is beyond reproach?
I take a back seat to no one in my respect for Santorum, Huckabee, and Brownback, but Santorum is on the ropes in Pennsylvania, and neither Huckabee nor Brownback are realistic candidates. They simply don’t offer the breadth and depth of experience that the Governor does. With McCain and Rudy as the current GOP frontrunners, we face a real risk of a general election where both the Democratic and Republican candidates are either actually pro-choice (Rudy) or all-too-willing to compromise on abortion (McCain). Neither Rudy nor McCain are particularly affectionate towards people of faith, with McCain showing flashes of real contempt.
We evangelicals face a real risk of being on the outside of even a GOP presidency. Given that reality, I see the correct choice as less “excruciating” and more obvious.


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