In my capacity as a private citizen, I have finally decided to endorse a candidate for President of the United States, (and it’s not who you might think).
As you know, I have not yet endorsed any candidate. I have instead faxed non-partisan voter guides to tens of thousands of churches, comparing the voting records of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul.
This election year I received a personal phone call from Newt Gingrich, and we talked privately for several minutes about his strategy to reach pastors. His campaign ultimately did not follow my advice, nor did he reach out to my thousands of pastors as I suggested.
So I am not endorsing Newt today.
This year I conducted a non-partisan “straw poll” and over 1,000 of my constituents voted approximately 42% Santorum, 21% Gingrich, 12% Paul, and 3% Romney.
But I am not endorsing Rick Santorum today.
On May 5th I will attend my 3rd college graduation ceremony, earning my PhD in Theology from Regent University, where my fellow alumna Michele Bachmann will give the commencement address. I personally donated to Michele’s campaign this year.
But I am not endorsing Michelle Bachmann today.
Last fall I co-sponsored a big prayer rally with Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) called “The Response: A Call To Prayer For A Nation In Crisis,” and held a solemn day of fasting and prayer for America, in Houston Texas.
But I am not endorsing Rick Perry today.
Yesterday I personally attended the Colorado GOP convention, and I ran for national delegate to the RNC convention in Tampa Florida, and I was not elected, which is fine, because I’m relatively new to the Colorado process, and I did not expect to win.
Sadly, I discovered a terrible injustice to the Colorado voters.
Romney won 35% of Colorado’s public vote, but got 70% of pledged delegates to Tampa.
Santorum won 40% of public vote, but got 18% of pledged delegates to Tampa RNC.
Because Colorado caucuses are “non-binding” the peoples votes DO NOT COUNT, and the pro-establishment process is entirely unfair and contradicts what the voting public intended. Colorado must move to a “binding caucus” process, or the Denver establishment will continue to run rough-shod over the Colorado Springs Christian community, whose votes were effectively thrown in the trash.
Mitt Romney will likely be the GOP nominee, but I am not endorsing Mitt Romney today.
If you want a list of ten reasons I will NEVER support Mitt Romney for President, you can read the article I wrote last October for Worldnet Daily, here. I know all the arguments, but I just cannot violate my conscience by supporting a pro-abortion, pro-homosexual Republican. I just can’t do it.
SO WHO IS CHAPS ENDORSING FOR PRESIDENT?
Few of you know I serve as the national chaplain to America’s Party, which was founded by a group of us who served with Alan Keyes for President in 2008. I was Alan’s driver, chaplain, and I was one of several Vice-Presidential candidates with Alan. But our dear brother is not running this year, so I am not endorsing Alan Keyes today.
But conservative Christians (who care about principle over party) really do have an alternative to Mitt Romney this year. If you wish to preserve your conscience, as I do, you can still vote for a principled, conservative candidate for President.
I hereby publically endorse, and I will vote for Tom Hoefling for President of the United States in 2012, and for his vice-Presidential candidate J.D. Ellis. If possible I will help Tom and J.D. gather signatures to get on the ballot in all 50 states, and I request pastors and principled, Christian conservatives please help them. If they fail I will write them in.
If you want to know why I support Tom Hoefling for President, get to know him here, and you will soon understand my reasons.
If you stand for Christian liberty, the right to life, traditional marriage, please consider affiliating with America’s Party with me, and dial into one of Tom’s free, weekly conference calls every Tuesday or Thursday night at 9pm EST.
You are not required to leave the GOP to affiliate with America’s Party. They have open membership rules allowing many affiliates from many political parties to join. You do not need to donate. (In fact both the Party and the Candidate REFUSE your money.) You simply must agree to uphold their principles, which exactly match those of our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
I’ve looked at other “third party” options. They’re all flawed in major ways. But this one has the potential to become the real deal. Pro-life, Pro-defense, Pro-economic freedom.
Something is wrong in America. Something is wrong in the GOP. We all sense it. By affiliating with America’s Party, we don’t have to renounce the GOP entirely, but neither must we support pro-abortion, pro-homosexual candidates endorsed by the establishment. I can’t do it, and I know many of you can’t either.
As Christians, we dare not stay home, but we still have a choice.
As a Christian American, I will support Tom Hoefling for President of the United States.
God Bless you, in Jesus’ name,
Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt, PhD
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