[Note: editted 9/12] Ron Paul suggested people consider voting for Cynthia McKinney of the Green Party today for the office of president. Not only is she a woman, but she’s pro-abortion to boot. Congressman Paul has also suggested people consider uber-liberal Ralph Nadar. Could you imagine the nominees they would come up with for the Supreme Court?
Now, don’t get me wrong. I have great respect and admiration for Congressman Ron Paul. If he were still in the contest, he would certainly have been a contender for my vote.
I do find it ironic, however, that most of the Christians who stand against Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin were just a short time ago strong Ron Paul supporters. This includes many of my colleagues.
Friends, again, I encourage you to be Berean as you consider where to invest your vote. I spent a good part of the afternoon talking with Senator McCain’s liaison to the evangelical community today. I will have more on this conversation in the next few days.
For those tracking our travels, Stacy and I should be home tomorrow. It has been a relaxing and refreshing time. Thank you for your prayers.
[Addendum - this is the preamble to a post on Ron Paul's official website...
The Republican/Democrat duopoly has, for far too long, ignored the most important issues facing our nation. However, alternate candidates Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney, and Ralph Nader agree with Ron Paul on four key principles central to the health of our nation. These principles should be key in the considerations of every voter this November and in every election.
[Addendum 2 - When I first wrote this post, I mischaracterized Congressman Paul's suggestion of third party candidates as an endorsement. I actually thought that was what he was doing, especially when he pointed out areas where he agreed with McKinney and Nadar. However, this was unfair. I publically apologize to Congressman Paul for this error.]