Friday, February 22, 2008
Well, I am stilling mulling over whether to vote for McCain or for none of the above (actually, I would either vote for a third party candidate or write in someone). I probably won't make up my mind for quite a while. It is hard to focus on the issues and not react emotionally. Michelle Obama's outburst really does hint at what we might be in store for. The Obama campaign can say what they will, but anyone who knows many left wing people knows she meant what she said: This is the first time she was proud of her country. A spoiled child is never very attractive.
There are so many weird positions out there this year. So Ann Coulter will vote for Hillary against McCain (don't know what she will do if Obama wins). Well, that is not my position. McCain is better than Hillary. The reason not to vote for McCain is that the country may be better in the long run if Hillary is elected. But I would never actually vote for her. As my mother used to say about voting for Republicans, her arm would fall off before she could do that.
Megan McArdle writes that she favors Obama in the primary.
In the general [election]? I might not vote for Obama; I will not vote for McCain. There are some things more important than the economy, and free speech is among them. I dislike the steps Obama is willing to take in order to achieve his goals of economic equality. But these are as nothing to the notion that citizens have to be protected from information because Big Daddy John thinks we'll get bad ideas in our heads.
Wow. I think campaign finance is pretty bad also, but to think that is more important than tanking the economy or significantly increasing state control over the economy -- well, all I can say is Megan and I have different priorities.