Saturday, September 22, 2007

I'll just keep the coin in my pocket

Tam put it very well:
This is the sad impasse your party has come to; if the best thing you can offer me on election day is the gun-grabbing mayor of NYFC or the governor of Taxachussetts, I don't see any reason not to stay home. Don't ask me your tired "Would you rather see Hillary as president instead of Rudy?" questions because the answer is that between the two, you might as well flip a coin from where I sit. This ain't a high school football game, sport; I'm not waving pompons for the guy just 'cause he's wearing the jersey.
Exactly. There was a time, a long time ago, when I considered myself a conservative, although I never thought of myself as a Republican. I don't think of myself as a conservative anymore, although that may be because the Republicans have hijacked the term and it no longer truly means "conservative" any more than "liberal" truly means "liberal." I'm just the crank who everyone rolls their eyes at when I go off on something.

Let me tell you something. If it turns out to be Guiliani against Clinton MkII in the general election, I hope Hillary wins. If she does, it's going to be terrible. It's also going to wake a lot of people up. It's going to be either the worst or the best thing that's happened to this country in a long time.

Compromise and "settling for the lesser evil" may be how politics works, but that doesn't make it right--only accepted. And I don't accept it anymore.

5 comments:

  1. ...or, you could just vote for Fred Thompson.

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  2. Notice I said "if it turns out to be Guiliani against Clinton in the general election."

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  3. Something tells me you don't approve of Rudy's "evolution".

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  4. "Notice I said "if it turns out to be Guiliani against Clinton in the general election.""

    I'm thinking YuriO is suggesting a write-in, as am I.

    I will NOT vote for Rudy, Govnr Romney nor McCain, though his campaign is flagging badly. I just don't care to vote for any of these fools. I'd rather vote for Lee L. Mercer Jr.

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