My Interview With Ralph Reed

At the 2008 GOP Convention in Minnesota, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ralph Reed.

Ralph Reed was the former Executive Director for the Christian Coalition. He later ran for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.,_Jr.

One of the things I respect about Ralph Reed is that he decided to get into the political arena and run for public office. So many people talk a good game from the sidelines but are scared of scrutiny. Ralph Reed put his money where his mouth was.

My interview with him is below, taken before the election.

1) What are the most important issues of 2008?

RR: “The economy, terror, and the family.”

2) Who are your 3 favorite political heroes?

RR: “Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, and Winston Churchill.”

3) How would you like to be remembered 100 years from now? What would you want people to say about Ralph Reed the person?

RR: “I was a father and a husband first. I was devoted to my family. I was a principled person whether you agreed or disagreed with me.”

4) Too many people seem to be more scared of Pat Robertson holding a book than Osama Bin Laden holding a bomb. Are you concerned that so many people don’t get it?

RR: “I disagree. I think most people do get it. They get it.”

5) I know that you are passionate about preserving human life. From a cynical viewpoint, have you ever thought that most of the people having abortions are liberals? Do you ever get the urge to make an exception in your pro-life views for them?

RR: “No.”

Ralph Reed is a nice person, but he does not take the most serious issues of his belief system lightly.

I thank Ralph Reed for his time. I do not agree with him on some issues, yet as he said, he remains principled. He was also very polite, civil, and respectful with me.

The best aspect of politics is discuss issues with civility and decency.

I wish Ralph Reed well.


One Response to “My Interview With Ralph Reed”

  1. Ah, good ol’ Ralph “Babyface” Reed! It’s amazing how a guy that looks so sweet and innocent can be so… well… let’s just say, “not sweet and innocent.”

    Between the Abramoff, the CRC, and a host of money scandals, it just goes to show for all those Christian Coalitionists – Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. Reed should have kept his stones to himself.


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