February 01, 2008
HOLD YOUR NOSE
I'm just kind of flabbergasted that it looks like the Republican candidate might be McCain. Six months ago there was no way on earth it'd be McCain. Shoot, one month ago in Iowa he got slightly less delegates than Fred. I don't know about you, but I sure as heck didn't see this coming.
John Hawkins lays out some good points in his new article, "Why You're Going To Vote For John McCain In November And Like It!" There are some on teh internets who say that they'd rather stay home than vote for McCain, or that we deserve four years of Hillary to wake us up to just how bad it can get.
I told that last one to my husband, who replied that stupid, stubborn Republican voters will indeed deserve Hillary if they can't hold their nose at the polls and punch a chad for McCain, but that our military doesn't deserve Hillary. Our troops don't deserve a fate of fleeing Baghdad à la Saigon. Our troops don't deserve to be told again that they fought and died for nothing.
So hold your nose, throw up in your mouth a little, whatever it takes, but vote for McCain if he's our guy. There may not be a huge difference between him and the Dems, but there certainly is a difference when it comes to the GWOT.
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I am not too convinced about the whole McCain winning the nomination thing. I mean, I was surprised at all the endorsements that McCain is getting (while I don't think Romney is getting any), but it really still seems to me that there is more popular support for Romney...I see way more Romney signs out than McCain...well, I see more Ron Paul signs than I do McCain. I think this may be a case of the media and everyone else painting this picture that McCain is going to be the Republican candidate, and it's a done deal...similarly to how John Kerry was going to win the 2004 election. We'll see...
Posted by: CaliValleyGirl at February 01, 2008 06:45 AM (U2RJu)
I tend to agree with Cali...or maybe it's just being overly optimistic that Romney can pull something out at the last minute. (sort of like how McCain pulled that lie out of his pocket right before the Florida primary to take the focus away from Romney's strength) As much as I'd like to see Romney win, however, I certainly agree with McCain is a MUCH better alternative to either of the democratic candidates. I cringe when I think about more Clinton military cuts....ugh.
Posted by: Nicole at February 01, 2008 09:34 AM (jyFmj)
Good stuff Sarah, thanks for the link.
"...what's our alternative? President Hillary Rodham Clinton or President Barack Obama, socialized medicine, losing the war in Iraq, allowing Al-Qaeda to run wild for 4 years, exploding deficits, huge tax increases, and a liberal leaning Supreme Court for the next decade."
I don't believe those who plan on voting for Clinton or Obama have taken those points into consideration. They aught to.
Posted by: tim at February 01, 2008 10:06 AM (nno0f)
Look,John McCain is a good guy. I don't agree with
every single thing he's done,but he has so much more decency and comon sense than those idiots
Obama and Clinton.
Posted by: MaryIndiana at February 01, 2008 05:57 PM (SF+8d)
I really really dislike Hillary Clinton and pray to god that I don't have to vote for her. I think she's completely fake and her whole campaign seems to be built on the smugness she feels for being herself and running for president. What has she ever done? What great speech has she ever given? Every time she speaks she drones on like a self-satisfied robot, full of sound, meaning nothing. She is completely useless.
But, no matter what happens at this point, soldiers have fought and died for nothing in Iraq. How is a republican going to change that?
Barack is cool because, unlike Hillary, he doesn't see the Iraq war as something that needs to be withdrawn from or finished or won. His presidency will not treat the iraq war like he's making the sequel. He was against the concept of the war from the start, never voted for (unlike that pandering, valueless bitch Hillary) and his question is not "what should we do next," it's "why did this happen in the first place?"
That's a question I can get behind. An Iraq war should never have happened and I want my next president to understand that and go about fixing the fundamental flaws in our democracy that led to such profiteering and arrogance.
Posted by: WIll at February 03, 2008 01:09 PM (0Yps+)
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