(and the alleged victim’s prior unwillingness to tell her story does, in my mind, tend to boost her credibility) But how does Roy Moore go about proving his innocence?

We’re to demand he drop out of the race and just disappear whether he is innocent or guilty?

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— the symbol of politically engaged religious conservatives.

Of course it won’t be fair, but you know that it’ll be coming if he wins.

The thing that religious and social conservative voters care most about, Supreme Court appointments, depend on having a Republican Senate and a Republican president to go through.

Losing the Senate in 2018 might well mean that Trump would get no SCOTUS picks through until after the 2020 election (the Dems will remember Merrick Garland).

I think Toomey is right, and as a conservative Christian, I think it is important to stand up for this woman.

According to the Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama sought to refocus his campaign on the conservative religious ideals most likely to motivate his base voters, dismissing the national firestorm over allegations that he pursued teenage girls when he was in his 30s.Just 28 percent said the allegations made them less likely to vote for Moore and 34 percent said the allegations made no difference in their decision.So, while national Republicans are cutting themselves off from Moore, Alabama Evangelicals are either doubling down on him or don’t care — 71 percent in all. Pat Toomey today repudiated Moore, saying that we will likely never know for sure what happened between Moore and 14-year-old Leigh Corfman, but her accusations of sexual assault are more plausible than Moore’s denials of same — especially given that Moore conceded the other day that earlier in his life, he had a thing for much younger women.From a Democratic perspective, Moore is the Platonic ideal of a Republican poster boy in 2018.Moore is an anchor that every Democratic candidate for House and Senate will attempt to tie around the necks of Republicans, who are going to face a daunting battle anyway to keep the House.Roy Moore was a powerful man in Alabama — and still is, judging by the backlash against her for speaking out.