Charles Krauthammer like me isn’t the happiest of conservatives in this race but like me he understands what’s at stake. I’m no fan of John McCain but given the choice between him and Barack Obama it’s a no brainer… Barack Obama is not your fathers democrat he is a socialist.
Contrarian that I am, I’m voting for John McCain. I’m not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it’s over before it’s over. I’m talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they’re left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.
I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe — neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) — yelling “Stop!” I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I’d rather lose an election than lose my bearings.
First, I’ll have no truck with the phony case ginned up to rationalize voting for the most liberal and inexperienced presidential nominee in living memory. The “erratic” temperament issue, for example. As if McCain’s risky and unsuccessful but in no way irrational attempt to tactically maneuver his way through the economic tsunami that came crashing down a month ago renders unfit for office a man who demonstrated the most admirable equanimity and courage in the face of unimaginable pressures as a prisoner of war, and who later steadily navigated innumerable challenges and setbacks, not the least of which was the collapse of his campaign just a year ago. Read the rest…
Suffices to say as much as it pains me I’m voting for John McCain.
On a related note the RNC released a new campaign video today. It’s not a your normal 30 second spot… It’s 12 minutes of Fred Thompson discussing what a Barack Obama presidency would mean for America and the world.
Thompson lays it out… If the democrats have their way they’ll take us back to the policies that led to the economic decline of the 1960s and 70s.