I was in the process of writing a long-ish post about why I’m voting for Senator Obama next month, and who knows – maybe I’ll still finish and publish it. But if you want a good idea, just go visit The Corner on the National Review Online site. The amount of pettiness, paranoia, and hate filling that page is simply appalling.
Our world is facing some of the biggest problems in at least 50 years, and these idiots are actively ignoring them while encouraging John McCain to ramp up his public support of Muslim/Socialist/Terrorist conspiracy theories. This only serves to motivate the completely illogical hate spouted by McCain/Palin supporters like this:
I’ve been a conservative Republican for at least 16 of my 30 years (yes, I was and still am a huge political nerd), but I’m sorry – The Republican party does not deserve to win this Presidential election. The movement (if you can still call it one) is bankrupt of ideas and is pursuing the same losing strategy (Nobama) the Democrats used in 2004 (Anyone but Bush). And don’t even get me started on Sarah Palin…
I agree almost completely with Culture11’s David Kuo who wrote the following in a recent post:
…John McCain has no real idea why he should be president. He knows that he has grueling contempt for his opponent. He knows, intuitively, that he is a better, more tested man. But when it comes to specific policies and solutions he is intellectually, philosophically, and politically vacuous.
In that he is a perfect reflection of conservatism in America today.
Today’s conservatism is lost. It is so lost it doesn’t actually know if it lost at sea, lost in space, or lost in a desert. It lacks moral courage, a philosophical core, and intellectual certitude. McCain’s defeat will help change all of that because his defeat will lead to a debate within conservatism unlike anything in several decades.
I welcome that debate, and hope it revitalizes the movement and allows it to break free of the political dogma currently plaguing it. Until then, however, I’ll be voting for That One.