As you know, the Pennsylvania primary is tomorrow. This post is for my fellow conservative evangelicals in the Keystone State who might be tempted to cast a sympathy vote for Sen. Santorum.
I’m not being hyperbolic here, folks: Sympathy saves no babies. We have the most pro-abortion president in American history. We know who his opponent is going to be. The only question is whether that opponent wins in November. And if the story coming out of tomorrow is about how many evangelicals took their balls and went home because their preferred candidate dropped out, that opponent is weakened and that most pro-abortion president in American history is strengthened.
By the way, despite the disinformation that is out there, that opponent is pro-life. Yes, he was wrong earlier in his political career. So was President Reagan, who signed as Gov. Reagan legislation that made California a national “leader” in abortions. Like President Reagan, that opponent is a pro-life convert and he has proven it by vetoing an embryonic stem cell research bill–this despite having a wife with MS who allegedly would have been helped by such research. That opponent is also, more generally, the rightward-most viable candidate, to quote Bill Buckley’s famous maxim. Is he perfect? No. There is no perfect politician, because there was only one perfect man, and he’s kissing babies in heaven, not at campaign stops here. But that opponent has fought for our principles on some of the most hostile terrain in America and he is defending our values in the public square right now.
That opponent, Mitt Romney, isn’t just our only chance to defeat the most pro-abortion president in American history before he gets to make more Supreme Court appointments. He is worthy of your informed, enthusiastic vote tomorrow–and in November.
And besides…if you defy me, I’m sending the baby in that photo after you.