Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

The Christian Right: A Shrinking Influence

So the Christian conservatives power broakers and their allies emerged from a private meeting at a very upsacle Florida resort this month and were extremely dissatisfied with the Republican presidential field. In less than a year the primary season will start and they do not know where to turn.
The Secret Society Of The Council for National Policy, with only a few hundred members including Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family, the Rev. Jerry Falwell of Liberty University and Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform. Many of these Christian convervatives who attended the event at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla., said they were dismayed at the absence of a champion to carry their banner in the next election.
They show little interet in either Senator John McCain of Arizona, and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani of New York. They are also suspicious of former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts because of his Flip Flop from a liberal to a conservative.
They also have doubts about lesser known candidates — Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and Representative Duncan Hunter of California, who attended and spoke. Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas, previosly spoke to the secret society at its previous meeting.
As for the three candidates who have spoken to the group, the group expressed concerns about whether any of the candidates could unify their movement or raise enough money to overtake the front-runners.
In an act of desparation, a delegation of prominent conservatives tried to enlist as a candidate Gov. Mark Sanford of South Carolina, a guest speaker at the event. He firmly declined the group’s request.
I can not find out that much about the meeting because it is an actual secret society. All I know is that the council’s bylaws forbid members from publicly disclosing its membership or activities, and what I have picked up on the web were from unverified anonomous sources.
What is apparently true, however, is that they worry that they may find themselves on the sidelines of the 2008 presidential race and with them on the sidelines Giuliani or McCain will most likely be the party's nominee.