We’ve already discussed here several times how the media loves to concentrate their attention on fRudy McRomney, the four-headed RINO beast. They’d rather like to ignore Sam Brownback, hoping he just goes away. They’d prefer not to give fair coverage of all available candidates and let the American people make up their own minds. They’d prefer to control America’s hive mind through superficial coverage and false choices.
Recently an AP poll revealed that there is another candidate with a strong showing, but he doesn’t get much coverage either. He doesn’t campaign, doesn’t raise money, yet is getting the majority vote according to yesterday’s poll. His name is “None of the Above.”
When given the choice on who Republicans want as the next GOP candidate, the majority of Americans answered “none of the above,” according to an AP poll released Tuesday.
What does this mean?
The recent poll reflects the strong evangelical constituency inside the party, and how the current hopefuls are not necessarily meeting their expectations. The poll may reveal an opening for current underdogs such as former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback to move forward.
But favorable opinions of the frontrunners is solidifying, right? Um, no.
Former New York Mayor Giuliani leads the three others with 21 percent of the poll, but has dropped from his high mark of 35 percent in March.
John McCain’s campaign is imploding and his popularity is dropping like a stone. Here’s more analysis of the top candidates (according to conventional wisdom):
Several Christian and evangelical groups have criticized the current contenders for many of their moral standards.
Giulliani has been married three times and been a big promoter of abortion and gay rights in past years. Both McCain and Thompson have had divorces in their past, and do not seem to stress their faith. Romney has been criticized for his ties to the Mormon church, which most Christians view as a cult.
So what’s a good social conservative to do?
Out of the nine total GOP possibilities, many Christians have started to side with two candidates, Huckabee and Brownback – who have not been able to raise to the top mostly due to their insufficient funding and lack of publicity – because of their strong moral track record.
Both candidates have explained that their faith is an important aspect of how they act, and have shown this through their current campaign.
Besides holding to traditional faith stances towards issues such as abortion, the two also have qualities that religious voters favor. Brownback has been a strong promoter of decency standards in media in the past among other things. Huckabee is an ordained Baptist minister.
When those supporters have to change their selection from “none of the above” to “one of the above” who will they choose? If they tune out the conventional wisdom and the media’s false choices, if they’re true Republicans, genuine conservatives and good Americans the choice will be clear: Sam Brownback.