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Mad Baby, from Flickr user FlipSide3, used under a Creative Commons license

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.

About Charles Mitchell

EFM's resident Yankee, Charles Mitchell, works in the non-profit arena in his native Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Charissa, live near the state capital of Harrisburg with their daughter, Adeline, and are members of a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.

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3 Responses to Sympathy Saves No Babies

  1. Jim Tills says:

    Excellent analysis and who wants a temper-tandrum baby chasing one’s self? Thank you Charles for your outstanding well-thought out and written articles.

  2. Terry says:

    Good points in the article, and there’s a good analogy couched in the photo, also. Contrast the mess the baby has made in the high chair with the mess Obama has made of the country. With both messes, someone else needs to step in and clean things up. Baby won’t clean up it’s mess, and neither will Obama clean up his. In fact, neither one is aware that a mess even exists. Do we let baby sit there for awhile longer and make the situation worse? No good parent would, just as no good American is going to let Obama have at it for another four years and make this country’s situation even worse.

    Yep, it’s time to call on Papa Romney, folks.

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