MSNBC interviews OCA President Chris Long
March 22, 2007
Presidential Primaries Already!
With the Iowa caucuses still ten months away, the Presidential race
for 2008 has already started in earnest, and the question as to
what social conservatives will do is already a hot topic.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the 34th annual CPAC
Convention in Washington D.C. This year, there was added interest
with most of the Republican Presidential hopefuls addressing the
convention. Attendees also participated in a straw poll as to what
issues were most important to them and who, at this early stage,
they would support.
You may have seen in the media that Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney
fared well. Trailing them were John McCain and Sam Brownback. Other
candidates who spoke to the convention were Congressman Duncan
Hunter (CA), Congressman Tom Tancredo (CO), Arkansas Governor Mike
Huckabee, and former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore.
Of the just over 5,000 registrants for the convention, only
one-third participated in the straw poll, and my personal
observations lead me to believe that the poll was stacked heavily
with supporters for Giuliani and Romney. My impressions were that
most people are still waiting to hear from all the candidates
concerning where they stand on the important issues.
On Thursday, I was interviewed by MSNBC, and the question was,
“Will evangelicals support Rudy Giuliani, given his three marriages
and his support of abortion rights?” You can view the segment by