Monday, February 4, 2008

Why I'm voting for Barack Obama

I was supporting Fred Thompson in the race for President.

But Fred dropped out. And we're left with four on the GOP side: John McCain, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Ron Paul.

We can strike my voting for Ron Paul because ... well ... he's an idiot. As are many of his supporters. Not all, but the lion's share. Them folks is nuts.

So, that leaves McCain, Romney, and Huckabee.

Which to vote for?

Quite honestly, it really doesn't matter. I'm not a huge fan of any of them. One's about as good as the other, in my book.

On the Democratic side, though, there is a difference.

You got Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton, an unqualified liberal.

And you got Barack Hussein Obama, an unqualified liberal.

Of these two, which is the worst?


Oh, I despise Hillary Clinton. Ain't got no use for the woman. But she'd actually be a better president than Obama. The one area where they really differ is Iraq.

I believe Obama means it when he says he'd pull troops out.

I don't believe Clinton means it.

I think she'll say whatever it takes to get the nomination, then afterwards, say what it takes to get elected. Then, if for no other reason than she's not a dummy -- evil isn't dumb, after all -- she'll continue the mission. She won't pull the troops out until the job's done.

And that's why I'm voting for Obama.

The state here has an open primary. You don't have to be a member of a party to vote in that party's primary. You can vote in the Democratic or the Republican primary, either one. But not both, of course.

I'm not a registered Republican. And a darn sure ain't no registered Democrat.

I'm a registered voter with no party affiliation.

And I'm a conservative.

And say what you will, McCain, Huckabee, or Romney -- any of them -- will be a darn sight better than anything the Democrats are running.

Yes, despite what some Republicans or conservatives are saying, there is a difference between the three Republicans and the Democrats. (Yes, I'm omitting Ron Paul. Because he's nuts.)

I don't think Obama stands a snowball's chance in Hell of winning the presidency.

Not because he's Black. Sure, there are some that would not vote for him because he's Black. But there's also some that would vote for him just because he's black.

But his race won't get him elected ... or keep him from getting elected.

What will happen is that, should he be the nominee of the Democratic party, most Americans ... those with some sense, anyway ... will realize that he's ... well ... just not qualified.

He's a liberal's wet dream.

And a conservative's, too. Because his nomination guarantees a Republican win in November.

So, for that reason alone, I plan to vote for Obama in today's primary.

Update: Another view.


  1. Be careful what you wish for. That's always sound advice.

  2. Oh, yes. And I realize this is the same United States that elected Jimmy Carter. And Bill Clinton ... twice.

    But I just don't see this nation stomaching Barack Hussein Obama.

    Then, again, no one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.

  3. Basil, goodness, you scared us until those last few sentences...

    Jack (and Charmaine)

  4. Unfortunately I only see Republicans rallying to defeat Hillary. I think most conservatives are too discouraged and will probably stay home if they don't have something to unite against like Hillary. They certainly aren't going to rally around McCain.

  5. Yeah, not a lot of folks on the GOP side happy with things. I just hope they don't let a Democrat take over the White House. Then, they really will be unhappy.

  6. I don't even know what to say... except that I sure hope you're right about people dismissing Obama if he wins the nomination. He scares me on so many levels.

    I am an avid Huckabee fan and have been ever since I first saw him in the YouTube debates. I truly believe he would be the Republican nominee if people hadn't dismissed him continuously because of his lack of funds. I could talk about him for hours and have yet to disagree with him on anything I've heard him say. He wants to stay in Iraq, he's pro-life, he supports Israel, and promotes the Fair Tax. This is all in addition to his strong Christian background and lifestyle.

    What is your reasoning for not supporting Mike? I'm sure there's a good reason some people don't like him, I just can't figure out why.

  7. Princess: It's not so much against Governor Huckabee as I am for Senator McCain. While I don't agree with all the positions of either the Governor or the Senator, I'm more familiar with Senator McCain.

    While I'm not a fan of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA) of 2002 (AKA McCain-Feingold) or the Senator's reluctance to secure the borders, I feel that he's best qualified of the remaining candidates.

    By the way, one of the primary things about Mike Huckabee that I don't like is his desire to add amendments to the Constitution.

    We don't need to tinker around with the Constitution. We don't need life or marriage amendments. We need judges that judge and don't invent laws.

    Being a Southern Baptist, I understand Governor Huckabee's values.

    So, I'm not dumping on the Governor so much as I am favoring the Senator.

    And don't forget, a year ago, it was a forgone conclusion that the Democrats would take the White House this year. Now, it's possible the Republicans will keep the Oval Office.

    Anything can happen.


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