has the distinction of being opposed to the Iraq War and interventionist US foreign policy. He is one of 7 Republican congressman who voted against Iraq War authorization in October 2002. He has also opposed George W. Bush and the majority of Republican congressmen on many other issues, including the PATRIOT Act. His record on these issues means he may draw support from some surprising circles, including anti-war activists and paleoconservatives. [excerpted from Wikipedia on 2008 Republican Candidates]
He’s probably not strong enough to win the nomination in 2008. However, if a Democrat becomes President, and we are still mired in Iraq by 2011? Then suddenly this man is going to look a lot more attractive for 2012. Did I mention that Scudder is elected in 2012?
Take careful note of who is endorsing him, and you will find the Constitution Party is prominent. That sounds innocuous enough, doesn’t it? Until you realize just what the Constitution Party actually stands for, that is. Their mission statement, from their national site:
The mission of the Constitution Party is to secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity through the election, at all levels of government, of Constitution Party candidates who will uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. It is our goal to limit the federal government to its delegated, enumerated, Constitutional functions and to restore American jurisprudence to its original Biblical common-law foundations. [emphasis mine]
You can read the entire party platform here. And if that doesn’t scare you, I don’t know what will.
The Constitution Party gratefully acknowledges the blessing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Creator, Preserver and Ruler of the Universe and of these United States. We hereby appeal to Him for mercy, aid, comfort, guidance and the protection of His Providence as we work to restore and preserve these United States.
This great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been and are afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.
The goal of the Constitution Party is to restore American jurisprudence to its Biblical foundations and to limit the federal government to its Constitutional boundaries. […]