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Presidential Race ’08

Which candidate are you rooting for and why?

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January 20, 2008 - Posted by | Politics

17 Comments »

  1. I Like Mike.

    You can read my blog and know why. 🙂

    Comment by Cydney | January 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Personally, Ms. Reich,

    I think you should vote for me because I’m cool, popular and good looking.

    Ron Paul
    http://www.ronpaul2008.com
    ~Ron Paul For President ’08~

    Comment by Ron Paul | January 25, 2008 | Reply

  3. On election day, I’m going to toss a coin to decide between Senator McCain and Senator Clinton : ) Actually, I need to research both a little more, but so far I’ve been impressed by their experience and how they navigate American politics.

    Comment by Kaity | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  4. I haven’t been really impressed with any of the presidential canidates so far. One of the candidates that I can say I most likely will not vote for is Ron Paul. His promises remind me of John Kerry a little bit and his fans seem to be so cynical of other christians that aren’t avidly supporting him.

    Comment by Jon Roth | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  5. Okay, that was really funny… who put in Ron Paul? That was a good joke.

    Comment by Betsy | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  6. Jon,
    I agree with you on not voting for Ron Paul. But, out of all the candidates, even if you’re not impressed, who do you think you’ll end up voting for?

    Comment by Betsy | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  7. Now that Thomson and Hunter have dropped out, I have to say Huckabee. It is really an easy decision now. Romney is not a conservative whatever he may say. McCain is obviously not conservative. Giulliani is very liberal and he admits it. Who’s left? Huckabee. Oh yeah, and Ron Paul is libertarian to the core, which is bad. I stand with Dr. James Dobson when he said that he could never vote for someone who is “pro-choice.”

    Does that answer the question?

    ~Jonathan S.

    Comment by Jahothanan | January 26, 2008 | Reply

  8. I’m going for Huckabee. I like his policies on illegal immigration and abortion. The whole fair tax thing is confusing and I need to look into that more.

    I’m not sure if Huckabee with get the nomination and I have a feeling McCain will just because he seems like a “republican.” Hopefully Huckabee will get it though! Voting for whatever democrat who gets the nomination would be voting pro-choice and with 40 million lives already lost, why encourage more deaths?

    Anyway, yay Huckabee!! Yay!!! =P

    Comment by Elyse | January 27, 2008 | Reply

  9. I think out of everyone, Mike Huckabee will get my vote. He seems to be more conservative than others, is electable, and I think he has what it takes for the job he’s going for. I just don’t agree with him on all the issues. I do think that if Hillary gets in, we will be getting what we deserve as a nation, but I shall continue in prayer about the entire situation.

    Comment by Jon Roth | January 28, 2008 | Reply

  10. I am wondering why we care so much about abortion or gay marriage when other sins are legal and are commited by Christians and by the “Christian” candidates every day (I am not minimizing these sins at all, but want to show that they are not the only legal ones). For instance, blasphemy, gossip, fornication, gluttony, disrespect to God-appointed authority, and the like. After all, any sin committed is a result of the choice of an individual–we do not need human law to keep us from such things. The law of God should be enough. A president cannot affect a person’s salvation by the laws of the land (and Congress makes most of those anyway) so why not pick the most capable ruler and worry about our souls ourselves before God?

    Comment by Kaity | January 30, 2008 | Reply

  11. Kaity,
    You have a point.

    To clarify before I respond, are you trying to say that we shouldn’t legislate morality? … so go for the candidate’s experience and not where they stand on moral issues?

    Their worldview will influence their decisions. Do you really think we should focus more on experience then the candidate’s stand on issues?

    “if the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” ~Psalm 11:3 (the foundation being our morality)

    Comment by Betsy | January 31, 2008 | Reply

  12. If you wonder why abortion is so important, I’ll give you a very good economic reason. http://www.htmlbible.com/abortstats.htm
    Our population is only kept afloat because of immigration. Even that is mostly Hispanic and with the problem of illegal immigration… you get the idea. The mother’s womb has been rated the most dangerous place in the U.S. More dangerous for babes in the womb than for soldiers in Iraq.

    On a more religious note, something that I think we need to understand is that our (by that I mean Christians) children are being brought up in the U.S. society and if that society says it is okay to have abortion on demand and it is okay for two people of the same gender to get married and it is okay to have sexual relationships before marriage, we should not be surprised if they submit to that agenda. Honestly, I realize that God will condemn many people because they reject Christ, but that doesn’t mean that we should allow them to continue in their sinful behavior or be able to promote their sinful behavior and force it on us. God judges countries by the people in them and their behavior (as can be seen in the prophets of the Bible) and even Christians will face the effects of that.

    Does that answer the question “why?”

    Comment by Jahothanan | January 31, 2008 | Reply

  13. Betsy,

    Good question. Yes, in a way, I do think we should consider experience above moral issues. I don’t mean, however, that moral issues don’t matter, and I think to a certain extent some things Christians recognize as moral issues are enforced to keep order (such as the justice system). But, as you know, the presidency is a huge job and he/she has the responsibility of leading an entire nation. He/she has to deal daily with “smaller” issues than abortion or immigration or capital punishment, and for the actual process of governing, experience, rationality, and liberality (in the literal sense of the word) make for a president who will govern wisely and protect the liberties of all Americans. Of course, it is then up to us to make God-fearing choices within that freedom, and to try our best to share truth with others.
    If you’d like to discuss this further, I would love to chat in person and hear more about what you think. I’m not highly knowlegable about modern politics, but I have studied a little bit about the American political system and would love to learn more.

    Comment by Kaity | February 3, 2008 | Reply

  14. Jonathan,

    I’m sorry you misunderstood me. I care deeply the tragedy of abortion and oppose the practice vehemently.

    Comment by Kaity | February 3, 2008 | Reply

  15. I don’t intend to imply that you are for abortion. The point I wanted to make was that the moral issues affect more than just morality and that for a Christian, it is extremely important that we support that which is morally right above all else (even a candidate that has more “experience”).

    Comment by Jahothanan | February 4, 2008 | Reply

  16. phil is ron paul

    Comment by Curly | February 9, 2008 | Reply

  17. That was a good joke Phil! 🙂

    Comment by Betsy | February 9, 2008 | Reply


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