Elect-ability depends solely on the American people. If we allow the MSM to convince us that we really have no choice, we have our own stupidity and gullibility to blame! That’s it! What will it take to convince you?

Citizen Tom

There many good reasons to vote for a candidate. Is his or her supposed electability one of them? I do not think so. However, until I decided to support a Muslim candidate’s campaign for public office, I had not seriously considered the ethics of this question (see Electability Revisited). Effectively, the Muslim candidate’s opponents argued that because he was a Muslim he could not be elected. What they were doing, of course, was using the word “electability” to cover over their own bigotry.

Was I happy that my preferred candidate was a Muslim? No. I would have preferred a Christian, but the individual differences between us far outweigh the religious affiliation we are born with. What I cared most about was what I knew of the man’s character.

This year, with respect to the Republican presidential candidates, some have raised that ugly issue of electability. And who is our most…

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