“Richard Shelby on Roy Moore: 'The Republican Party can do better'”
I know who Ray Moore is. I have known for a long time. I have seen him resist the forces trying to do away with the public display of the Ten Commandments. I have seen him stand for truth and morality. I have seen him refuse to cave. My first question was, “Who is Richard Shelby and why do I care what he thinks.”
I had to read the article to find out. Richard Shelby is “Alabama’s senior senator”. I don’t remember hearing from him before this. Maybe I just missed it. Has he been so busy fighting the gun control lobby that he has not had time to speak? Has he been picketing in front of Planned Parenthood clinics so he missed the press conference? I may have not been paying attention but I notice he has time to criticize Ray Moore and, if you read the article, basically not vote in the coming election.
My second question was, “Since when does the Senator elected by the citizens of Alabama become a decision that is to be made by the Republican elites?” That is what generated these comments. I live in a country where the elites already have too much to say about how my life is run. Could the Republican party do better than Ray Moore? Possibly, but Ted Cruz can’t run in Alabama and Donald Trump is already president. I think that there was another man in the primary who would have been just as good but he didn’t make the cut. I doubt is he would be the one that Shelby thinks the party should have chosen either. He would have been more Moore than Moore is, if you get my drift.
So the party is not the one that makes the decision. That kind of politics went out of style over a hundred years ago when we began having conventions with elected delegates and with the emergence of primaries instead of back room deals.
Let the people of Alabama decide and in a few years they may have something to say about Richard Shelby.
Also keep in mind that this site has endorsed Moore’s opponent in the Senate race.
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