From the left: Ralph Stanley endorses Barack Obama. I’m not kidding. One more way bluegrass is not like southern gospel (h/t, M). And, uhm, can we trade Rick Hendrix for Ralph, please? Can someone make that happen?
From the right: Gerald Wolfe’s recent e-letter urging people to remember that Barack Obama supports abortion seems to be getting quite a bit of attention (h/t, everyone who sent me a copy). Here’s a taste:
[A]s Christians, we have values and beliefs that go deeper, and are more important, than our wallets.
Our first question should be…what are the candidates positions on the value of human life?
Our next President will be replacing at least two, and maybe three Supreme Court Justices during his term in office. If you keep up with politics at all, you know the Supreme Court is the most powerful entity in the government, as they “interpret” the laws passed by the Congress, and, in essence, have the power to “make” law. It was the US Supreme Court that over-turned a State law in the famous “Roe v Wade” decision that made abortion-on-demand a “human right”, resulting in the deaths of tens of millions of innocent Americans over the last thirty-plus years. Earlier this year, Senator Barrack Obama said “If one of my daughters makes a mistake, I wouldn’t want her to be punished with a child.” That statement, along with his voting record as an Illinois State Senator, is a clear and undeniable statement on his position concerning the basic human right of “life”. His election will result in the continued killing of untold millions of living, unborn people.
It goes on like this for a quite a while, but you get the idea.
Maybe it’s just cause my guy’s winning, but does anyone else see the flopsweat seeping through at the edges here? I mean, really: rallying the base is nothing new, but things must be getting bad in Republicanland if the faithful – and I imagine there isn’t a more faithful conservative voter than your average Gerald Wolfe fan, myself excluded – have to be reminded that their guy opposes abortion and the other candidate doesn’t. I got an email a few days back from another southern-gospel bigwig with the subject line “character does matter,” which I think could be loosely translated: hello? [tap, tap, tap] is this thing on? Can we please stop talking about our weak candidate and go back to talking about how foreign the other guy is? (The body of the message was a Charles Krauthammer op-ed, so don’t worry, you didn’t miss anything; also: if you prefer your political commentary in sports analogies, Kevin Drum made the flopsweat point wonderfully last week using a Foreman/Ali comparison.)
And from the self-aggrandizing center: Lori Burger attended the Presidential debates at
Bonus nugget: Back to Hendrix … I got an email from a reporter the other day at the Rothenberg Political Report, a beltway insider political magazine, asking about Rick Hendrix, which suggests either his star is ascendant or at least the reports of his ascendancy are not going entirely unnoticed. Fwiw.Email this Post