What exactly is the conservative vote? Who's in it and how critical is it to
While the conservative vote includes the Christian
Vote, equating the two is
erroneous since the conservative vote encompasses all 'Values
Voters' who vote in
favor of the values and positions that our society
considers "conservative" in economic, fiscal,
foreign affairs, military, social, environmental and other policies.
Conservative vote historically has played decisive roles in Presidential elections.
It tipped the 2000
and 2004 Presidential elections in favor of George W. Bush. It won the 1988 election for George Herbert
Walker Bush. And of course Ronald Reagan won the 1980 and 1984 races for the
White House due in large part
But the conservative vote has also won Presidential elections for the Democrats, swinging behind Jimmy
Carter and leading to his victory in the 1976 Presidential election after the
improprieties of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal (see Justice of God).
How is the conservative vote evolving in the upcoming election? Will
united or erode at the fringes and become demoralized, channel its anger into
greater activism or even splinter?
These and related questions are addressed and discussed as we qualify all