Thursday, March 20, 2008

Only a sliver, nothing more
Andrew Bacevich gets it right (it’s also more or less what Justin Raimondo believes):
For conservatives, Obama represents a sliver of hope. McCain represents none at all. The choice turns out to be an easy one.
The other side won’t stop abortion. That said Mark Shea notes:
Unlike the GOP, he does give a shit about abortion: he wants to do everything possible to expand and export the license up to and including legalizing infanticide. I’ll take GOP neglect over that sort of religious zeal any day. However, that doesn’t mean I can vote for McCain, who seems to me to be quite aptly described by Bacevich as dedicated to the perpetuation of war and the growth of Leviathan.

The more I think about it, the more I think I may just write in “None of the Above” or Ron Paul or my pastor or somebody.
I’ll probably tick the box of the Libertarian again and rejoin the LP while I’m at it. Pennsylvania will go to the Democrat anyway and seeing how active Obama’s campaign is in Philadelphia’s black neighbourhoods (they don’t care who Ed Rendell likes) persuades me there’s no reason to strategically re-register and vote for him next month. (Paul is sensibly going back to Congress — televised or not the revolution is going local and grassroots where it has a chance.) That and what used to be called the yuppie vote should push him over the top.

Daniel Larison asks and AFAIK no-one can answer:

Why don’t anti-war people vote for peace candidates? Other than media bias why did Paul’s and Dennis Kucinich’s presidential bids fail?

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