Who social conservatives want for 2012

June 14, 2011 06:11

No pseudo-conservatives need apply. Look for values voters to take a cue from their cousins in the Tea Party movement by making sure the election-time rhetoric matches the candidate’s past political record. The “sweet nothings” that have often been whispered into the ears of social conservatives when candidates come calling won’t be enough this time.

By Tony Perkins at CNN.com


Did they use their influence to advance ideas of limited government, ordered liberty (or freedom limited by the need for order in society), and personal responsibility? If not, why not? Is there a credible explanation for their political change of heart?

But history shows that candidates on the right win when they’re actually conservative.

The successful candidate will give equal emphasis to the concerns of what has been described as the Reagan coalition of fiscal, social and foreign policy conservatives.

In the meantime, expect the passion of conservatives to grow as they search for a suitor who can rescue a nation that is in distress internationally, economically and morally.


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