I haven’t said much about the primary campaign for the Republican nomination for POTUS. Not because I haven’t paid attention to it, but because there has been little for me to say. Unless the GOP runs a completely insane moron like Ron Paul, I will vote for the GOP candidate over Barack Obama. As a general rule, I don’t think any of the existing GOP candidates, again except for Ron Paul, are evil or destructive to the point where they can’t be trusted with running the country. That doesn’t mean the Republican candidates are beyond objection. In fact, there is plenty to which to object in every one of them. This election is too important to make the perfect the enemy of the good. We can’t afford another four years of Obama.
But now the GOP is down to three presidential candidates – Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. (I don’t count Ron Paul., because 1. he’s unelectable and B. if he is the GOP candidate, the GOP will have ceased to exist as a political party.) And so the objections of the GOP faithful will become less important and the objections of the great political middle will become more important.
Which brings me to “social conservatism.”