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Dear Dr. Dobson,
Recently you said you would vouch for a third party candidate if Rudy Giuliani got the Republican nomination. I find your moral and ideological purity encouraging, because I have felt that my fellow Christians in the past have let themselves be led around by the GOP to their own detriment, supporting candidates because of their words and never considering their deeds.
Unfortunately, a minority party candidate will only serve as a spoiler. Sending the vast swath of American Christians you influence into the fold of a minority party would split the Republican vote and all but guarantee a victory for the near-certain DNC nominee, Hillary Clinton. I don’t want to see my fellow Christians letting Rudy Giuliani scuttle our chances at a pro-life President. I think we can avoid this if we pick a pro-life Republican now who can win easily with our help, and that is Ron Paul. The minority parties already endorse him themselves. It is especially important to note that he has gotten the support of Michael Peroutka of the staunchly pure Christian conservative Constitution Party, as well as the endorsement of Michael Badnarik, the pro-choice Libertarian Party candidate who ran in 2004.
Dr. Ron Paul has a wide appeal among several demographics already, including Christians, libertarians, traditional Republicans, independents and the disenfranchised from both parties. He is an OB/GYN who has delivered thousands of babies and has proven himself (with legislation introduced in Congress and his consistent voting record) to be 100% pro-life.
Ron Paul also has many other traits Christians should find appealing, such as his 50-year marriage to one woman, his military record and his intense commitment to keeping the government out of the Church. He has the enthusiastic, accelerating support, he has a massive conversion rate when people hear about his Constitutional populist stances, and his positions have been morally, ethically, and logically unassailable for decades. He has a purity and a consistency we haven’t seen in Washington for a long, long time.
Dr. Dobson, it is an effective “nuclear option” to threaten to go with the minority parties if the GOP doesn’t cooperate with us, its biggest base. But those minority parties have already gone with Ron Paul. Why not join them now while we still have a chance at reclaiming the GOP, and ensure a pro-life victory in the Republican primaries? Why wait for the Republicans to abandon us?
Dr. Dobson, you can sway the votes of millions. You can either split the conservative vote later and lose to Hillary, or you can help us oust Giuliani now and win. We have three months until the primaries start and Ron Paul could use your help.