Fair enough, raml....
...but you shouldn't expect or demand that your chosen candidate articulate in agreement...words that would support your personal opinion [above bold text]. Not publicly.
For chrissakes, knowing he's a God-fearing Christian who would turn this country around isn't enough for you?
Why put him in that kind of predicament where he's setting himself up for public ridicule?
I don't know, DC. I think that a big part of why we are in the mess (certainly not the only reason, by far) is that as a society (especially what we used to consider normal, healthy red-blooded Americans) have been too cowed into attempting to "hide" what our true beliefs are. Where has that gotten us??
(After all, we all know that this so called "political correctness" crap is more properly called Cultural Marxism
. What say we stop bowing to it, once and for all?)
Screw public ridicule... our side is going to get it no matter what we say, try to "hide" it or not.... there is some segment of the population that will never vote for the beliefs and principles of "normal, healthy red-blooded Americans" any more, there is nothing that we can say, or not say, to change that. Let's get a guy or gal out there front and center (like a Perry) that is willing to just be himself and let the chips fall where they may. Hell, we've gotten nowhere fast trying to run candidates that stand for everything (and hence nothing), or try to "craft a public image" at odds with reality. My bet is there is a decent size percentage of voters out there (well beyond the walls of this, or any other, message forum), just dying to vote for a guy or gal like that!! (And if that is wrong, then we are beyond cooked anyway... lol)
How much can we say that we "believe" in the principles we espouse if we aren't willing to stand up for them publicly??
Just food for thought...