05 Apr 2011 National Post: Social conservatives watch campaign from sidelines
National Post, April 4 2011: Stephen Harper’s promise Monday that a Tory majority would not open the debate on abortion or gay marriage is likely the final proof that social conservatives have become a spent political force in national politics, observers say. “We’re now just seen as eccentric,” said Link Byfield, a longtime social conservative activist and current provincial candidate for the Wildrose Party in Alberta. “I understand why political people avoid these topics. Politicians are not there to be imaginative or perceptive; they’re there to be popular. Whatever makes people angry they’re going to avoid. Keep reading
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