Obama didn't just win; McCain also lost...

(Tim, w/thanks to Mark) Well, turns out the Constitution Party wasn't on Indiana's ballot, so that made my decision easy. Meanwhile, did you notice we haven't promoted the Republican Party or John McCain?

Now that it's over, this article will explain the ambivalence/antipathy/antagonism many of us felt as we looked at the Republican Party's candidate this year. Elections are never simply won. They're also lost, and political strategists need to understand the only demographic groups still having children in these United States are biblical Christians and Hispanics. Guess what both groups hold precious?

Children, born and unborn.

So the man who swallows the shame of taking the little ones in his arms and protecting them is the one we will support.

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I was surprised when McCain won the primaries. I was more surprised when so many Christians who had previously found McCain deplorable on their mainstay issues rallied around him uncritically. Obama's position on abortion was so much more deplorable than McCain's that many Christians found the "lesser of two evils" principle more palatable to their taste.

Would that we would have followed Christ in spewing from our mouths what is so obviously lukewarm and without savor.

Your comments from above fit into what Doug Wilson posted at his blog:

3. The first and greatest command is to love God, and the second is to love our neighbor. When the question arises, as it will, as to who is our neighbor, a good policy is to always begin with the smallest, the least, the most defenseless. Never apologize for a crawl-over-broken-glass pro-life stance. Live in such a life-affirming way as to expect apologies from those who would redefine the lives of others (always the lives of others, isn't it?) into expendable insignificance.

Pray for the unborn and those who defend them.

Thanks for the revealing article on McCain's record, Tim. It proves the hollowness of so many Christians' hopes in McCain to end abortion. I never heard him oppose Obama on abortion. As some have tried to say [before being shouted down], Republicans want Christians to think they are staunchly pro-life, so they'll be assured of those votes.

Well, turns out the Constitution Party wasn't on Indiana's ballot, so that made my decision easy.

It was a letdown to discover they weren't on the Texas ballot, either. They were in 2000 and 2004.

Elections are never simply won. They're also lost...

McCain didn't lose because he wasn't pro-life enough. If he was openly pro-life, he would have done worse. To be against abortion is the sure sign of a dangerous extremist. Even pro-life candidates have to play it down, as Palin did.

...political strategists need to understand the only demographic groups still having children in these United States are biblical Christians and Hispanics.

One could wish. All I've heard indicates that 67% of Hispanics voted for Obama. Thankfully, however, the biggest Red State on Tuesday was highly Hispanic Texas.

Despite the Obama Onslaught, it was great to see that the South stayed Red, that it is still more conservative than the North and the Left Coast. There are many blacks in the South, but it held for McCain. Even Louisiana went Red, after what Bush did to it with Katrina. That is impressive.

"Well, turns out the Constitution Party wasn't on Indiana's ballot, so that made my decision easy"

Well, one could always write them in. ;-)

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