I have tried to tread carefully and make clear we should not rush to judgment , but the reality is voters in Alabama are going to have to make a judgment. The voters will be Roy Moore's jury of peers. But what are we to do? The truth is I think Moore's accusers are credible. One of the things I would note is that they all looked similar and a lot of aggressors have a type. It seems Moore did. That is troubling because it bolsters their case.
But there's a bigger issue you. You want Juanita Broderick believed, but you're going to dismiss these multiple ladies? You want Paula Jones believed, but you're going to dismiss these ladies? You want Kathleen Willey believed, but you're going to dismiss these ladies?
You chant "lock her up" about Hillary Clinton, but you think Roy Moore is innocent until proven guilty?
The intellectual dishonesty is amazing. And here's the thing, for those of you willing to say he did it, but that a Democrat is worse because of his partisan positions, one day your maker is going to hold you to account for why you thought a kid toucher was a better fit for the Senate than someone you disagreed with on public policy.
I think at this point the burden of proof is on Roy Moore and barring some amazing defense he needs to walk away from this campaign. He may be innocent until proven guilty, but voters will have to make up their minds. And if I were a voter I would stay home. The mounting list of accusers who all have credible stories continues to grow and we should not be so willing to dismiss them if we want other victims to be heard.
Sticking with Roy Moore hurts conservatives and Christians' ability to draw others to our cause. And before you say that the other side would stick with their guy, I am not of the other side and see no reason to behave like the other side. We have a higher power to which we must be held to account and while we may get to him through faith alone, we will be judged on what we've done. And I just don't see the need to make Roy Moore's campaign a hill to die on even though I acknowledge there is a partisan pile on at the story more likely than not originated to take him out of the race for partisan reasons. The motive of the story, however, is less important that the motives of the accusers coming forward. And they all seem compelling.