This 2008 election will be the first election in which I can vote. I’m very exited. I just wanted to post some facts about some of the Republican candidates and my opinion about them.
Filed with the FEC
Marital statusLives with second wife
Religious statusCatholic. He’s also called [semi] conservative Christians narrow minded
Other remarksMcCain is a left-wing environmentalist.
Marital statusIs with his third wife. Has had numerous affairs.
Other remarksOut of all the republican candidates Mr. Giuliani is my least favorite. I have no idea why this guy calls himself a Republican.
Marital status1st wife. No affairs that I’ve been able to find out about
Other remarksHe’s Mormon, but at least he has values [unlike others]
Marital status1st wife
Religious statusConservative evangelical
Other remarksSam who? As much as I like this guy [and I really do], he really has no chance of winning. He’s a nobody.
All other republicans [some good some bad] that have filed with the FEC are two obscure to get elected and thus are not going to be mentioned here.
Not filed with the FEC
Newt Gingrich [my dad’s favorite choice]
AbortionAgainst [I believe]*
Gay rightsAgainst [I believe]*
Marital statusLives with his third wife. Has had at least one affair. His third wife is 20 years younger than him. He has [supposedly] repented to God of his divorce record.
Other remarksGingrich verbally expresses his Christian beliefs, he also votes conservatively, but when it comes to his personal life, Gingrich is far from squeaky clean.
Marital status2nd wife
Religious statusProtestant [I don’t know much about that though]
Other remarksOne too keep an eye on. He’s an actor so he might have enough support to pull off a win.
* = I’m not totally positive
What about other parties?
DemocratSo what if an ultra liberal Republican was chosen to run? Would I consider voting for a moderate Democrat instead? No. The president of the United Sates appoints lots of people like his cabinet, new Supreme Court judges, and others. If a Republican is elected he will likely appoint fellow Republicans who are more than likely more conservative than the average Democrat.
Third partiesThird party candidates sound good, but don’t waste your vote. 3rd parties haven’t come close to winning in forever and it doesn’t look like they will anytime soon. Don’t waster your vote! Pick what you consider to be the lesser of the two evils.
So who do I want the Republican’s to nominate? Mitt Romney. At least that’s my opinion right now. But what about the fact that he’s a Mormon? Yes he may be Mormon, but at least he has values, which can’t be said about the other two Republican front-runners. However, there’s lots of time before the nominations. Look for Fred
Dalton Thompson. He might be an interesting choice, but I haven’t been able to find a whole lot about him. If Mr. Brownback could get the support he’s for sure be my number one choice, but I fear he’s too conservative/unknown to get elected. Newt Gingrich has supposedly “repented of his ways,” but I’m not totally convinced. His record seams embracing for a Christian.
So there you have it. That’s some of the facts and some of my opinion on the Republican candidates so far. It doesn’t look all that pretty, especially with Giuliani and McCain in the lead. Just remember to pray about this. Yah it seams way early, but still pray. This is going to be a very important election.