I don't mind people with different political views. I think they're wrong, but that doesn't mean that they're bad people. But here's what I do mind: hypocrisy. Now I know nobody is perfectly consistent with their beliefs, but this is ridiculous.
A major point of the right wing evangelicals is the "prevention of moral decay", whatever that means. Within that there is the "sanctity of marriage", mostly having to do with gay marriage. The evangelical conservatives have apparently decided to go for Newt Gingrich. This is a guy who has been married three times. If anything is threatening the sanctity of marriage it's this guy.
I feel like it goes to show that evangelical conservatives don't really care about "moral decay"; they care about their taxes being lowered. Now I wouldn't mind this if they really thought that it would improve the economy: for example, even though I disagree with (almost) everything Ron Paul stands for, I like him because he really believes what he is saying. But their willingness to abandon one of their core principles for a candidate such as Newt makes me question their motives highly.
On top of this, it really gives Christianity a bad name. I'm a Christian and a liberal. Not one of those postmodern ones that just thinks Jesus is a cool guy either. I believe that Christianity is completely, objectively true. Now I guess I'm a hypocrite too, since I can't say I really live my life like it's true, so maybe I don't have much weight in my argument here. But nonetheless, it's things like this that give Christians a horrible name.
I don't want to start a discussion about the truth of Christianity here. Well thought out and calm debate about politics kindly requested. POLITICS ONLY GUYS.