Tuesday, March 04, 2008

My calls today

Hilary takes Ohio and the majority of Texas, I think this Obama momentum is over rated, as it was in New Hampshire.

McCain, sadly, wraps up his nomination today. Huckabee's put up a good fight, but I don't think it will be enough.

15 comments:

Daniel said...

is now out, which means McCain wins the Republican primary. So who do you vote for now? In my opinion, no Christian can vote for a Democrat, and McCain is basically a Democrat himself. He was even considering switching parties back in 01. Will anyone dare to vote third party? May I recommend the again? Read their party platform and tell me what you disagree with.

Daniel said...

Hmm, my hyperlinks appear to be messed up. Here is my note minus the hyperlinks. No I am not exactly a computer wiz.

Huckabee is now out, which means McCain wins the Republican primary. So who do you vote for now? In my opinion, no Christian can vote for a Democrat. McCain is basically a Democrat himself and was even considering switching parties in 01. Third party anyone? My I recommend the Constitution Party again? Read their party platform and tell me what you disagree with.

Daniel said...

And now I am totally confused with these hyperlinks.

Palm boy said...

Lol Daniel.

I've put some thoguht into this, but I've yet to really put it down onto the digital ether, I'll do that later this week, when the dust partially settles.

And I think it is perfectly reasonable for a Christian to vote democrat. If their policies align with yours, then vote for them. Salvation does not nessesitate a certain political ideology.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

I cheered in bed when I heard the news on the radio about both McCain and Clinton.

If McCain wins, then America gets the president that (I think) she needs.

If Hillary wins, then America gets a president who has some credibility and not some starry-eyed novice.

God Bless

Matt

Lillgw said...

Spot-on prophesy. I was really getting worried that we would have to stone you. That would have messed up my whole week.

SolaMeanie said...

I am personally going to stand outside my local polling place this November and blow spitwads out of a straw.

Another option . . . someone from the Taxpayer's Party or a similar conservative party will be on my ballot. Perhaps I can cast a vote for one of those.

Another option . . . the U.S. gets nuked or the Lord returns and I won't have to worry about it.

If you can't tell by now, I am puddleglummed, nonplussed and completely unenthused. I'm also more than a little crabby. I need to go to bed and get up in five years.

Kingdom Advancer said...

Solameanie, I hear you. :)

Palm Boy, you seem to have called this one. Why did you have to go and show your gift of the Holy Spirit now? :)

If you like reading long things, I will be posting my thoughts on WWCP soon. :)

Daniel said...

SolaMeanie, I think that the Taxpayers’ Party and the Constitution Party are the same thing.

Palm Boy, I can’t/won’t vote Democrat because they endorse murder (aka abortion and euthanasia) and “gay rights.” Do you think that a Christian can/should vote for someone who holds to those positions? Most of them also support free trade, gun control, etc. Sorry, but I will never vote Democrat.

Lillgw said...

For me voting is always going to be about priorities since I cannot imagine a candidate for any office that is uncompromising in their beliefs. It seems like even the most earnest people are swayed by the populace. So when it is a matter of republican or democrat one has to consider which will have the most meaningful impact. For me that means an impact on furthering the Kingdom of God. It seems likely that someone who supports abortion or gay marriage is doing more to harm the kingdom than to advance it. It is also very possible for a "conservative" candidate to be unscrupulous in their dealings with businesses in one way or another. Again for me it is about weighing the expected impact of the individual. Looking past the things they can't change. I don't see myself voting Democrat any time soon, but like PalmBoy I could certainly vote a Democrat over a Republican that I couldn't trust.

I also admire some of the other posters that are reminding us that there are more than two choices. Somehow we need to get to a point where there is at least a third viable party for electing a president. If all that did was force the Republican party to get its act together, it would be more than worth it.

SolaMeanie said...

Daniel,

Could be. I was actually asked to go speak at the Constitution Party's state convention this spring in Wisconsin, but I turned it down. Not because I didn't necessarily appreciate them, but I felt it wouldn't be appropriate for me personally. Once I am seen as "locked in" to a particular group, I lose something akin to a prophetic voice i.e. Nathan the prophet to David. I want to be able to slap everyone around if need be, LOL.

I have predominately voted Republican, but I have voted for local Democrats on occasion when they were more conservative than the Republican running. The most recent Democrat I supported could well have been a Republican in his positions, and the Republican running was a Lowell Weicker type, or RINO.

SolaMeanie said...

I should clarify. I didn't actually "turn it down." I told them they could find a better choice and they did. I left the door open for the future, but I am reluctant.

Look at what happened to Pat Buchanan when he spoke at the 1992 Republican convention. The sour expressions on George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush were obvious, and Buchanan was derided for his very accurate nailing of the Culture War. I don't agree with Buchanan on Israel or isolationism, but he was spot on in his calling out of the culture.

Palm boy said...

Matt, I'm glad this made you happy. McCain isn't my man, but at least Hilary pulled out a win.

Lil, 'preciate that. :D

Joel, I think spitwads are an inadequet expression of your inner turmoil. A flame thrower would be in order.

KA, lol. I'll fit a long reading in, if your posting it. :D

Daniel, I pretty much agree with you. But looking at individuals, I'd rather have a Democrat with a democrat nameplate then a democrat with a republican nameplate in the white house.

Lil, Ron Paul's going to be out there this year. I might file a protest vote with him, actually.

Joel Griffith: The Equal-opportunity slapper. :D

under_the_mercy said...

Personally, I don't care all that much what a person's stance on issues is. The only thing I really consider is how they view the role of government. If, for instance, a president is against gay marriage and appoints judges who declare it unconstitutional, then authority over the institution of marriage has been given to the federal government. This means that in the future they have the right and authority to abolish it if they so desire.

I would vote for gay president who believed the federal government had no jurisdiction over the matter rather than a straight one who advocated the illigialization of gay marriage.

Governments and the people in control change. When authority is given for good, it is also given for evil.

Jeana said...

AHHH! I've been out of this for too long! :( I tried to read all the comments and think through them rationally, but, uh, my brain is actually fried, I think. I believe that I have made a discovery unique to our times: 5 hours of sleep for weeks on end tends to turn the brain to mush. I think I'll take mom's advice and cut out that extra Liturature course and another hour of music practice. I'm going to bed NOW and I'm going to sleep until noon TOMORROW! Good Night :)