by Nathan A. Cherry, 04/23/2012
Last September I predicted that either Romney or Perry would be the GOP presidential nominee. Was this because of my vast political insider knowledge, or tips from “sources,” or even my academic assessment of political winds? Nope, it was just a gut feeling and I went with it. Well, it turns out my gut feeling may just prove to be true (barring any unforeseen occurrence.
I know some people across the U.S. were hoping for someone else, someone that was running like Rick Santorum, or even someone that wasn’t running like Mike Pence or Chris Christie. But the fact is Mitt Romney will – for all intents and purposes – be the nominee. So we can either choose to get behind him or we can, as our blogger Tom Stark discussed, get ready for “4 more years” of Obama. I’m still debating on whether or not to write an article titled “Why I Am Voting for Mitt Romney,” with a tag line saying “because he’s not President Obama.” It might be a short article.
The fact remains that we have an opportunity to change the course of our country in November. This is something President Obama touted, saying he was going to bring “Hope and Change.” But if this is the definition of hope and change according to our president then I submit that he has a vastly different definition of hope and change than nearly every American.
One positive aspect to Romney (among others) is that he is pro-life. I know, it’s been debated tirelessly whether or not he is truly pro-life or not. However I can’t help but believe that if elected president on a pro-life platform that Romney would behave accordingly. Some might say “that’s not true, look at Obama.” But Obama never said he was pro-life, never ran on a pro-life platform, and never received endorsements from our nation’s pro-life groups (state, federal or otherwise). Obama had the endorsement of Planned Parenthood from the beginning and he has handsomely rewarded Planned Parenthood for their support and money by giving them more tax money than any other president in history, refusing to defund them despite efforts from Congress, ending the Mexico City policy so Planned Parenthood can pursue abortions worldwide and not just in the U.S., and ignoring their many violations of the law.
Some might call me a single issue voter, which I would deny. However, as a Christian I will happily admit that I am a staunch pro-life advocate that refuses to vote for anyone that so ardently supports abortion as President Obama does.
So you can understand how I would be encouraged to learn that Romney is picking up the endorsement of many state and federal pro-life groups. He’s not just picking up endorsements from high-ranking politicians and leaders in record numbers, but also the statewide groups that are on the front lines of the abortion issue; including West Virginians for Life, which made this statement:
“Mitt Romney’s pro-life positions are representative of the strong pro-life commitment of West Virginia voters. We look forward to his successful campaign here in our state.”
With endorsements from Michigan, Nevada, and now West Virginia pro-life groups it seems to make sense that we can now trust Romney to be a pro-life president that will seek to advance the surging culture of life sweeping across America. But these are just a few of the states’ pro-life groups backing Romney, as LifeNews.com explains:
“Romney’s home state group — the organization that perhaps knows his conversion to the pro-life perspective and record as former governor of the Bay State better than any — is endorsing him as well. The Massachusetts Citizens for Life Political Action Committee has issued its full endorsement for Romney as he potentially looks to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama and pro-life group’s in Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania have followed suit.”
I suppose we could sit around and argue over whether or not Romney is really pro-life, but that seems like a waste of time. With these and other endorsements pouring in I think it’s time we recognize that President Obama is without a doubt a pro-abortion President and we need to replace him with someone that will defend life.
I would much rather give Romney a chance than endure another four years of our nation’s most pro-abortion president in history. I’m sure many innocent children would agree.
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About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.