“To understand the conservatives’ dilemma, consider the situation turned on its head. If Democrats suddenly had a presidential candidate who led President Bush in every poll, they’d be bursting with enthusiasm. If that candidate turned out to be pro-life, pro-gun, and anti-gay rights, they’d be hard pressed not to abandon him or her in an instant.”
So writes Mark Sandalow in the San Francisco Chronicle. Is he right? Would Democrats reject a “Schwarzenegger Democrat?” who was a shoo-in? And if so, doesn’t that show Republicans to be less principled as a party?
I am a “big tent” guy most of the time, but shouldn’t there be a line somewhere that is not crossable inside a political movement? After all, there’s a name for Republicans like pro-abortion, pro-gun-control, pro-homosexual adoption Arnold Schwarzenegger:
They’re called Democrats.