Randall Terry, of Operation Rescue fame, is going to challenge Obama in the Democrat primary. I have already encouraged a primary challenge to Obama from the left. Who knew he would get one from the right?
I have mixed feelings about this. I am generally sympathetic to the idea of hopelessly quixotic candidates challenging incumbents in primaries, but Randall Terry is a very flawed individual and candidate. Whatever one may think of Operation Rescue and it’s tactics, Terry’s personal life, including a highly public and messy divorce, does not exemplify Christian behavior to say the least. Terry clearly intends this campaign as a way to force commercials depicting aborted fetuses onto the airwaves. He even plans to run a commercial during the 2012 Super Bowl. One side of me thinks that if aborted fetuses are so disturbing to look at then why are we allowing it, but the other side of me says these adds do more harm than good and violate the basic rules of decorum. (The graphic adds don’t change pro-aborts minds and they alienate a lot of people on the fence.)
At any rate, here is Mr. Terry’s campaign website.