Saturday, October 20, 2007

Voter Values Summit

All Republican candidates appeared at the "Voter Values" Summit today in Washington, D.C. The Family Research Council, a reputable D.C. think tank and organization representing people of faith, sponsored the premier event for social conservatives and evangelicals.

Rudy Giuliani did well, receiving polite applause, and he was immediately followed by Mike Huckabee, who received rousing applause. Romney came out on top in the group's straw poll vote, followed by Huckabee, relegating Thompson to 3rd place--which shows that Thompson has not been as effective in consolidating the support of social conservatives behind his candidacy.

Interestingly enough, all of the Democratic candidates were invited, but all declined the invitation. One would think that with the recent attempts by Democrats to reach out to religious voters, some in their ranks would have seized this opportunity.

Of course, this is just one example of many contradictions. It's also interesting how Democrats classify a 70-80K earner as "wealthy" for tax purposes, but yet this same person would be labeled as "poor" and eligible for free health care under a taxpayer-subsidized health insurance program. The inconsistency is appalling.

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