James Dobson writes about the moral failings of Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani and comes to the conclusion that not voting is better than picking a candidate who doesn’t completely agree with him (also covered by CNN):
My conclusion from this closer look at the current GOP front-runner comes down to this: Speaking as a private citizen and not on behalf of any organization or party, I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. It is an irrevocable decision. If given a Hobson’s–Dobson’s?–choice between him and Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran–or if worse comes to worst–not vote in a presidential election for the first time in my adult life. My conscience and my moral convictions will allow me to do nothing else.
So if I can’t have it my way, I’m taking my toys and going home. Wow. Reminds me of a certain comment about opposing worldviews. I can understand not liking a candidate. I can understand not liking both candidates (been there before). But that doesn’t mean you drop out of the process. You’ve got to compromise somewhere. That’s how people get along. That’s now democracy works. (link via Justin McRoberts)