As Much?

November 18, 2008

As Republicans try to figure out why they lost in the elections earlier this month and what it will take to recover, the Wall Street Journal asked several prominent Republicans to offer their ideas. Richard Land, head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, was one of the individuals to write a piece. He focused on the values he thought Republicans need to keep firm. One of them, however, seems to be pretty wrong:

The fourth core value must be an economic agenda that demonstrates as much concern for Main Street and the average family's budget as it does for Wall Street and multinational conglomerates.
Really? Just give "as much concern" to Main Street and the average family as is given to Wall Street and large corporations? Why not give more concern? Although giving "as much" would probably be an improvement, it seems that if we are talking about values and "values voters," then let us get the value correct. Evangelicals--whom Land focuses on in his piece--should especially give more concern to Main Street and the average family.