THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: In the face of the upcoming Republican train wreck that is the 2012 general election, many of my readers know Mitt Romney cannot win. That being said, some of you have lamented that we no longer have a third-option to register a protest vote against the political system that gave us Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. Since Ron Paul will likely drop out of the race before the GOP convention, to spare his son (Rand Paul) from the untenable position of having to support his father against the GOP's nominee, we can expect many of Ron Paul's supporters to bolt to the Libertarian Party and Constitution Party.
I would like to call my readers attention to two sobering facts. First of all, Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee -- guaranteed. Second, Romney cannot beat Obama in the general election because Romney is a well known flip-flopper. His record on this is so bad that even fellow Republicans had no problem calling him out on it during the early primary race. The Democratic Party will savage him on this, and he will not recover. The only tool the Republicans have is to savage Obama on his record, and hopefully the "hate Obama" mentality will take enough hold to get people to vote against him. That alone is not enough to win an election. The Republicans will need help from Wall Street to finish the job. Another catastrophic stock market crash will be necessary to finish off Obama. Still, there are no guarantees, but if the economy goes in the crapper, the Republicans at least have a fighting chance. If that doesn't happen by October 15th. the Republicans are toast and Mitt Romney will join the ranks of Bob Dole and John McCain of presidential candidate has-beens.
Still, many of my readers know the system that produced this selection is a joke and are tired of participating in the "lesser of two evils" choice game. For once in their lives they would like to vote their conscience. For them I would like to propose they keep a close eye on the Constitution Party. The platform of this party is good, and should they nominate a credible candidate for the 2012 election, they will see a groundswell of support from dissaffected Evangelicals and Catholics sick of the Republican Party.
THE SEVEN KEY PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION PARTY....
Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Constitution: and Bill of Rights interpreted according to the actual intent of the Founding Fathers;
States' Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people;
American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
Read the CP's full platform here.