What Senate candidate Roy Moore alleged did was terrible and if the story is accurate, he really should step aside. With that said, it’s not surprising that many on the right are skeptical about the report because it comes from the Washington Post, a publication that has perpetuated and even championed the leftward leanings of mainstream media. They spin the narrative to favor liberalism every chance they get.
Radio host Erick Erickson posted a controversial article on his site, The Resurgent, that gives a very sound explanation of why we shouldn’t be surprised when conservatives question accounts portrayed in mainstream media.
“I don’t blame the Roy Moore voters for thinking people are out to get them because people really are out to get them.”
Source: The Resurgent
Up front, here is what I think Roy Moore should do. If he continues to deny the allegations, he should hold a press conference and tell people he wants to clear his name. In the interests of helping the President and avoiding a Democrat, he will continue to campaign for the office and then, if elected, resign so that the Governor can appoint his replacement so that he might focus on clearing his name. He can call this move the Corzine gambit.
Now here’s a post to make everyone mad. I really don’t blame Roy Moore’s voters for sticking with him and I know they are going to come under withering attacks for standing by their man. They don’t deserve it. Clearly a lot of people would prefer to avoid dealing with how we got to this point of moral decay among conservatives who used to really believe character counted.