Today's N.Y. TimesÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/15/washington/15dobson.html?ex=1305345600&en=f3bae0e611f1db9d&ei=5089&partner=rssyahoo&emc=rss:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â reports that conservative Christians are fed up with Bush and Congressional Repugs for not delivering on their promises about gay marriage, pornography and abortion. Traditionally, when there is no burning "religious issue" in a campaign, they tend to stay home. Usually, Rove would cook one up to get them all hot and bothered, but he is due to be indicted this week for perjury and obstruction of justice for his role in the Plame case. That could hamper his efforts to pull off an October Surprise and scare everyone into voting GOP. That's a lot of ifs, but I am still optimistic about the November election. However I could sure be wrong. Polls (including exit polls) showed that Kerry had won the election, including key states Ohio, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Iowa--until Repug operatives at the electronic voting machine companies reversed the totals in those states--giving them to loser Bush.
From the Times story: "James C. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family and one of the most influential Christian conservatives, has publicly accused Republican leaders of betraying the social conservatives who helped elect them in 2004. He has also warned in private meetings with about a dozen of the top Republicans in Washington that he may turn critic this fall unless the party delivers on conservative goals."
"There is a growing feeling among conservatives that the only way to cure the problem is for Republicans to lose the Congressional elections this fall," said Richard Viguerie, a conservative direct-mail pioneer.