John Hostetler, former representative of Indiana’s 8th District, has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination to run against Sen. Evan Bayh. For a brief moment, I considered his candidacy. It’s no secret I haven’t been terribly happy with Sen. Bayh lately. And, Hostettler voted against the Iraq War. Furthermore, he was fairly consistent in opposing federal spending even where it would benefit Republican constituencies. But, then I started remembering some of the reasons why I didn’t much care for Rep. Hostetler when he was representative of IN-08.
He tried to defund the U.S. Marshal’s office to prevent compliance with a Ten Commandments judicial order with which he disagreed.
He claimed that Democrats could not help themselves from demonizing and denigrating Christians.
He opposes “divorce on demand” as contrary to public policy which, he suggests, should be rooted in “Scriptural truth.”
I’m sure there were plenty of others, but those jumped out at me.