Michelle Malkin urges conservatives to get “fired up” for the election. OK, there may not be a conservative-enough presidential candidate. But she usefully reminds us that the presidency is not the only office at stake in this election. In order to build up conservatism again, it will be necessary to elect a promising new generation of conservative congressmen, governors, and–perhaps most importantly in rebuilding the conservative infrastructure–local officials.She makes a good point. We do tend to over-emphasize the presidency at the expense of all of the other offices. The lesson is that conservatives should not retreat to our attics and not even vote on election day. There will be plenty of other conservatives to vote for.
Don’t forget the other elections
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About Gene Veith
Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.