For me it comes down to 2 important issues regarding why I am a republican. First I am a Christian (right or wrong its my belief). Second my party doesnt pander to the minority in our country whom support abortion and gay marriage. These are clearly defined principles which the bible speaks against. I would have no problem voting democratic but until they stop catering to the extreme left minority of my country they will never get my vote. Some things are more important than our ecomony or even war. As far as politicians are concerened I believe they are all motivated by their own power and because of this they are equally slimey.
FYI our "holywar" only became so after much repeated attempts to bring accountability from Iraq. Would you rather us take a wait and see approach much like we did with WWII when your country was almost destroyed by the Germans???? We just cant win here can we?