John R. Houk
© August 16, 2012
Bob Unruh has written an article about Dr. James Dobson’s personal thoughts on presumptive GOP Nominee Mitt Romney. In essence Dobson advises Romney with Conservative Social Values.
Dobson is absolutely correct. It is Social Issues that Conservatives have labeled Romney – The anybody but Obama candidate. As the Governor of Massachusetts Romney was not exactly the paragon protector of Social Conservatism. The case can easily be made Romney believes a woman’s right over her own body overrides the unborn life that is in her womb. There is also some questionability where Romney stands on Same-Sex Marriage versus Traditional Marriage between one male and one female. And Romney’s lackluster Social Conservatism is a bit surprising since he is a big dog in the Mormon Church (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints). For all of the Mormon Church’s lack of Christian orthodoxy Mormons have nailed Social Conservatism (Check out the Mormon stance on abortion).
If Romney wants to move up the likability scale among the GOP base he should embrace Social Conservative issues. Romney’s pick for Vice President running mate Paul Ryan is a good beginning to embracing Social Conservatism.