More on Moore
My prediction was that Roy Moore would win the Alabama Senate Election with a 4% margin. Like my prediction on the outcome of the Presidential Election it was just flat wrong. While Moore has never been extremely popular among Alabama conservatives I really thought the state’s massive Republican majority would carry the day. I suspect that the untimely sexual misconduct allegations tipped the scales in Jones favor. In my opinion that is unfortunate. Allegations, as such, should never be a factor in the voting decision process. It is easy to make accusations.
In our country we are deemed innocent until “proven” guilty. That is the rule of law. As an Alabama voter if you did not vote for Judge Moore simply on the basis of the allegations then shame on you. Since Roy lost he will not have the opportunity to face his accusers via a Senate Ethics committee investigation. If he is truly not guilty then he would be advised (and justified) to pursue defamation suits against his accusers. I do wonder how this will play out?
Make no mistake, I am not a fan of Judge Roy Moore. In my opinion he stands on the fringe of ultra-conservative politics. He does not represent the average Republican Conservative, much less the average citizen. His belief system flies in the face of established facts and rational thinking. He has made frequent racist statements on multiple levels and ignores the separation between church (his version of Christianity) and state. Regardless, he deserves his day in court and I hope he chooses to pursue it.