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Re: Talking About James Dobson's Support for Harriet Miers To Supreme.

Posted by Acheick on October 29, 2005 at 16:12:55

In Reply to: Talking About James Dobson's Support for Harriet Miers To Supreme... posted by Skidrow's Demon on October 28, 2005 at 22:35:08:

as a conservative, I don't think that was it. Of course, the average conservative believes in the right to life, some with modifications, and some are proponents of so-called "choice." Whereas the liberal left is pretty much pro-choice to a person or else.

I think the problem with Harriet Miers was not so much her roe v. wade stance as her inexperience. Of course, the evangelical right are not as informed as the thinking conservative and simply did not know that. They heard "evangelical Christian" and it made them real happy. Some say conservatives should have trusted Bush as he has known her and worked with her as his personal attorney for a long time. Who knows, she may have been well qualified for the job - but that's just it - who knows and thinking conservatives had many more people in mind that there wouldn't be that question mark about. They just didn't feel that this was a time to take chances, not having a clue how she would perform next to some real heavy weights that pretty much push their agenda. Basically, they wanted another John Roberts. Also, there were some evangelical Christian leaders who agreed with thinking conservatives. Pretty much, Bush lost his support base on this nomination.