"Rick Crawford was just nominated as a Democrat to serve another two-year term in the Georgia House, but he says he’s switching to the Republican Party if he wins re-election. Crawford, who had been pondering his party affiliation for a while, said the Democrats’ endorsement of same-sex marriage pushed him over the edge. “I thought, ‘My time here is done,’” he said. His timing precluded Democrats from fielding another nominee in 2012, but Crawford said there was no political calculation to his decision."
Ok, so his beef with his own party is their endorsement of homosexual marriage. Fine, but, as you may recall, President Barack Obama, the top Democrat in the country, gave his public support of homosexual marriage back in the early part of May. Qualifying started the last Wednesday of May, so if he felt so strongly against homosexual marriage, then why did he want to qualify as a Democrat? To me, if you qualify as a Republican or Democrat (or Libertarian), you are implicitly agreeing to the same general values and principles of your respective party. Further, why this promise now just a few weeks away from the election rather than after the Democrats’ passed their national platform at their national convention at the beginning of September? Is this a genuine conversion, or is there a poll somewhere that shows that the race between him and Mr. Kelley is a lot tighter than he expected? Something just doesn’t add up.
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