The Brody File readers are e-mailing me about whether or not they would support John McCain and why or why not. Two days ago, I asked only Evangelicals to respond.
Below are the responses: If you want to tell me what you think, leave your comment here and I’ll post it.
I suppose I will vote against the Democrat agenda by voting for Mccain. I don't like his attitude, nor his "across the isle" politics. I wonder if the November vote will change God's mind about the decline of America.
From Fred (and his wife):
We are Born Again Christians believing in God's commandments. McCain does not want a federal marriage amendment. He wants the states to decide the issues on marriage. This is against God and will produce chaos.
John McCain is lot more conservative than many evangelicals and the media perceives him to be. He also has an "independent" streak which is a real plus in otherwise purely party driven politics in Washington. Finally, he doesn't apologize for being an American; on the contrary, he is proud of our American heritage--so am I.
I will vote against the Dem ticket because it's less onerous to be shot with a 22 than a 45.
If he becomes the nominee I will have no choice. I will not vote for Barack or Clinton. I really would like to see the GOP go to a brokered convention.
You asked if we would vote for J. McCain. I haven't been able to bring myself to that place yet. I'm still backing Huckabee and still hoping for a brokered convention that gives him the nod. I know it's a long shot, but it's our only shot left. Huckabee is everything we've dreamed of having in a candidate all these years. McCain has been quite unkind to evangelicals in the past, so I'm not too fond of his run this time.
David, on too many issues, he's wrong. Eventually the GOP is going to lose and with McCain the nominee I can't think of a better year.
I would not vote for John McCain. I would sit out the election or vote for a 3rd party. He does not share solid consistent values with Evangelicals, and I do not consider him a true conservative or a friend of the family. (Embryonic Stem Cell Research, Bush Tax Cuts, Reference to Evangelical Leaders as, "agents of intolerance", McCain-Feingold etc...)
HE CANNOT BEAT HILLARY OR OBAMA. IF MCCAIN WINS THE GOP NOMINATION, THE DEMOCRATS WILL PREVAIL IN THE GENERAL ELECTION. PERIOD. NO CONTEST. I don't trust his judgment. His difficult military past and extensive time in Washington, make me suspect.
There are two questions all evangelical voters should address in 2008: who do you want to see select the next justices to be nominated for the Supreme Court, Hillary, Obama, or a Republican? And with a two-front war on terrorism under way, whose hand will be the steadiest on the tiller: Hillary, Obama, or John McCain.
Of course, McCain has areas of policy where he's disappointed conservatives. But are disappointed conservatives so sulky about this that they are prepared to turn the country for the next four or eight years to the moveon.org crowd?
Remember, the man who bankrolled moveon.org is one of the world's richest atheists, George Soros, the man who also said that removing President Bush from office was "the central focus of [his] life." Is that the crowd conservatives want to see take over the country?
I am an evangelical Christian, and I will not vote for John McCain for President of the United States. Here are a few reasons why:
1. His approval of Embryonic Stem Cell research.
2. His temper and foul mouth. Sen. McCain's temper and "my way or the highway" mentality is truly a dangerous psychological profile to have in the Oval Office and with his finger on the "proverbial" trigger. I fear that he will start and drag us into a war like this planet has never seen.
Other issues that concern me include the economy, his joy-ride with the democrats (there's bipartisan politics and then there's being sucked into the "dark-side", and that's what John McCain has done. I told my husband years ago that I didn't understand why McCain didn't just switch parties and become a democrat officially), his recent change on the repeal of Roe v. Wade ... he is too much the politician, eager to say whatever he has to bring the "sheep" in along behind him.
This sheep will not be baa-ing behind McCain, ever. I am not interested in the "good of the party" ... maybe we need a new party, because I will not be accepting John McCain's invitation to join his party.