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.