The short answer is… probably. Their only option would be a third party candidate. Just who that candidate would be is anyone’s guess at this point.
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I don’t think there is any serious belief that a third party candidate, supported by the Christian Conservatives, would have a chance of winning, but it would allow the Christian Conservatives someone to vote for and keep them in the process.
As for me, I can’t vote for Giuliani for a number of reasons, the abortion issue is one of them. I can’t vote for McCain or Romney or any of the second tier either. So… my candidate is Fred Thompson.
Of course, it is still over a year ‘til the election. But some things can be seen… even now. For instance, the GOP field is the weakest field of candidates in a long time. Republicans, especially conservative republicans, are not donating their cash to candidates as they have in years past. It is one way to register their displeasure with the candidates. Another is the lack of interest, the apathy, if you will, on the part of republicans. Nobody is excited about any of the candidates. Plus, the seemingly never-ending campaign for president has really, really, tuned voters off. For many of us, we will just be glad when it is over and all these people with their hands out just go away!
Then there is the belief on the right that this election is a coronation for Queen Hillary. (You know, HRC… Her Royal Clinton!) Many Republicans see the election in that light and simply have no interest in fighting what they perceive as the inevitable.
The REALLY serious concern for the GOP in all this is… the possibility that Christian Conservatives choose to back a third Party candidate. There is more than ample reason to believe that if the Christian Conservatives pull out… they may never come back to the fold. It would greatly weaken the GOP… maybe even fatally.
The folks at the RNC would do well to pay attention!