Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

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  1. Unlike many other posters on this Blog, I like Romney. But I like Santorum more. That said, I worry about Santorum’s ability to be elected or to lead. While Romney is a social conservative, social issues are not his passion and he does not wear it on his sleeve. This makes him more acceptable to the middle, I’m afraid. I do think that a bona fide passionate social conservative can be elected and can be a successful president, but only if he or she has extraodinary leadership ability and skills of persuasion. See Ronald Reagan. But a dogmatic conservative without such abilities is probably unelectable and would probably be an ineffective leader. Santorum has not demonstrated such abilities, yet, at least to me. I hope he can and does. I think he is a good man, but worry he would be an ineffective president even if he is electable in the first place.

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