THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: With the defeat of Governor Mike Huckabee in Ohio, Texas, Vermont and Road Island, the game is over. Huckabee's strategy of negotiating a brokered convention has failed, and Senator John McCain now has enough delegates to seal the nomination. McCain needed 1,191 delegates to guarantee the nomination, and at the most conservative count, he has 1,281 as of tonight. It's official, Senator John McCain IS the Republican nominee for president of the United States. Huckabee's withdraw is eminent.
With the loss of Huckabee, practicing Catholics now must face the cold and hard truth that neither presidential candidate in the general election is Pro-Life. The Democratic nominee is obviously working for the culture of death, and the Republican nominee (McCain) has compromised with it by supporting fetal stem-cell research and legalized abortion in many situations. Neither political party can boast of being Pro-Life anymore and America has just entered her moral 'dark age.'
What remains for Catholic voters is unclear. We can either vote for the lesser of two evils in November, and make no mistake about it, both candidates (Republican & Democrat) will be EVIL. Or we can look to a third-party candidate, if for no other reason than to register a protest vote. (Failing to vote is not an option for Catholics.) I think its time Catholic voters seriously look into the third-party candidates (when they emerge) to see if any reflect Catholic social teaching more than the two main party candidates. If we can find one, then perhaps it's high time we send a clear signal to the GOP.
'The Catholic Knight' wishes to thank all 365 Catholics who joined him in the Rosary for Huckabee campaign.
It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired. I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue. I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe. I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great.....