Many would argue that endorsing
a financial product and a five-rupee evening snack are two completely different aspects.
told the pastors that if the IRS started punishing pastors for endorsing
political campaigns from the pulpit that it would have to crack down on all those university professors who spend entire semesters degrading the Bush re-election efforts.
"Our role is endorsing
good Republicans in primaries and trying to give them a boost," says Marks.
How can newspapers insist that their unrestricted political endorsements are good things, while endorsing
or condoning government rules that restrict the political expression of others?
"We will not vote for other candidates, only the seven candidates that we are endorsing
. This is to ensure that our votes will only go to them," he told the media covering the proclamation.
The IRS Code forbids tax-exempt, non-profit groups, including houses of worship, from intervening in political campaigns by endorsing
The August 12 announcement from a Providence, R.I., gay group that it is endorsing
a straight candidate for mayor over an openly gay candidate has prompted some in the city to ask, "Just where did this group come from?"
The urge to endorse soars as the paper's circulation rises, with only about 50% of the small newspapers (20,000 and under) saying they'd likely back candidates, but more than 80% of the rest - with 96% of those bigger than 200,000 - endorsing
the idea of endorsements.
Once the program committee had generated a consensual draft, we met with the constitution committee, made up of representatives of five of the major endorsing
union bodies, to receive their suggestions and concerns.
But Quezon defended the President by saying there was no contradiction in endorsing
certain candidates and ensuring a fair elections in May.
The lieutenant governor left open the possibility of endorsing
primary contestants in open seats.
According to an Associated Press report, the League "is endorsing
candidates who it believes will support a suggested plank to the Republican platform.