Charles, I don’t have time to unpack your latest post, as I try to check out of my wonderful little Hilton Hotel I’ve been hiding out in since Wednesday. However, I wanted to mention a couple of quicks thoughts. You wrote:
But I would challenge you to look past this, and not to allow it to be determinative in your decision-making. Why? Well, first of all, we as Christians are commanded to turn the other cheek — and I don’t think it’s right for us to have continual resentment even when we are mistreated. But of course, that doesn’t mean we turn around and vote for someone who disdains our agenda — it just means we get over the mistreatment.
It’s not about resentment or “not getting over it,” it’s about knowing a tree by its fruit. It’s good to remember Sen. McCain’s past, since he’s done nothing (or little) to show he’s changed.
Secondly, how on earth did we end up with this guy as our nominee? Dan Gilgoff has a good article in USA Today which discusses the issue. (I just read it in the hotel’s complimentary newspaper. Why, oh why, do I have to return home?) It begins:
As co-founder of the blog Evangelicals for Mitt, Nancy French spent the better part of the past two years trying to persuade fellow born-again Christians to back a Mormon for president. A Tennessee-based author whose main job is raising two kids while her Army reservist husband serves in Iraq, French knew she had her work cut out when she launched the blog in 2006. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that French herself considered the idea of voting for a Mormon more or less sacrilegious.
But after learning of what she calls Mitt Romney’s “heroic effort” to combat gay marriage as the governor of Massachusetts, where the state supreme court had legalized it in 2003, about his opposition to abortion rights and federally funded embryonic stem cell research — the product of an admittedly recent ideological conversion — and his stances on issues such as terrorism, French was won over.
“My heart changed,” she says.
Indeed, the 33-year-old French became such an effective Romney advocate that his campaign hired her as a consultant. She spent last summer ghostwriting the memoirs of Romney’s wife, Ann. And French’s Evangelicals for Mitt blog gradually built a daily readership of several thousand.
Read the whole thing here.
And lastly, Charles, my first fantasy league NASCAR attempt didn’t go over too well yesterday with Jeff Gordon dropping out of the race… There’s always next week. How did your team do?