It’s all a matter of priorities. What we consider important in a President determines how we will vote. I know I have been ignoring the Democrats lately, and I fully intend to remedy that in this post.
If you believe you have too much control of your own life, and would like to give some of that control to the government, vote for a Democrat.
If you believe that your fellow citizens should be paying for your health care, and that it’s the right of all Americans to have government-funded health care (no matter how much it costs), then vote for a Democrat.
If you value experience over change (and you are a Democrat), vote for Hillary.
If you think that George Bush has irrevocably hosed the country,and that it doesn’t matter who’s President because the problems in this country are unfixable – then you probably need to take a break from politics for awhile.
If you can’t handle any of the pieces of good news coming out of Iraq, don’t worry, Hillary and Barack will fix that soon enough. I do think that, despite what Hillary says, she would take a wiser course on troop withdrawals than Barack would. Hillary has tacked left and right on the war in Iraq, but I suspect that once the war is her responsibility, she will act differently than she claims now.
If you are pro-choice, vote for a Democrat.
If you value change for the sake of change, vote for Barack.
If you think your taxes are way too low and that the rich aren’t paying enough, vote for a Democrat.
If you hate corporations, who employ people and create jobs in addition to making a profit, McCain, Hillary, and Obama all have a little red meat for ya.
If you care more about making a statement to the national Republican party instead of settling for someone who will give us more of what conservatives want than either Democrat, don’t vote — and no matter who wins, you can’t complain about the result. By the way, how did that work in ’06?
But if you care what happens to Iraq, and you want to see more justices on the Supreme Court like Alito, Roberts, and Thomas — vote for McCain.
If you are willing to settle for less than Reagan (and you should), then McCain is the best of the non-Reagan group.
I’m not saying that McCain should get a pass for all those dreadful pieces of legislation bearing his name. I’m just pointing out that yes, there are significant differences between McCain and the Democrats opposing him in this election.
Conservatives have a decision to make. It’s not about falling in line with the wishes of the Washington elites or the talk radio pundit class who disagree with the Washington elites. We have to decide what is in the best interest of our country at this point in our history with the problems we face as a nation. I think McCain is the candidate we should support. I’m not thrilled about the choice, but it’s not just about me. It’s not only about Rush, Levin, or Ann Coulter. It’s about all of us. We should be making decisions on that basis, not merely in our own self-interest.