I have a simple rule in voting for any office. Who, of the choices presented, has personally killed the most Communists, and if given the chance would kill more? When I have found this guy I vote for him. If no commie killers are available, or they have repented of Commie killing, I look at lesser factors, like effect on the GDP or views on the Constitution.
This year my choice was clear. John McCain not only killed the most Communists, did more than any other candidate to bring down the Soviet Empire but also maintains a salubrius animosity to hippies and the French. I picked him early and have not waivered.
You would not know it from reading this blog, but I am generally thought to be a pretty conservative guy. It might not even be accurate to call me a conservative. In the Soviet Union of yore and in law school I was sometimes called a "counter-revolutionary" and I think that is closer to the mark. So I am absolutely mystified at the animosity on the Right to John McCain. I can understand dislike. I can understand choosing other candidates in the primary. I can't understand throwing the election to Hillary or Obama because you are miffed with our current campaign finance laws.
Tonight Ann Coulter said she would campaign for Hillary if McCain is the nominee. Not since the last Bette Davis, Joan Crawford movie has such a pairing been possible. This is insanity, and since I met Ann before she was famous I will clarify; not the good kind of nuts. Hatred of McCain is driving the movement Right into cloud cukoo land.
The Leninist slogan in opposition is "The worse the better." That is, drive conditions to the worst possible so as to sew the ground for Communist takeover. That is the current posture of Rush, Mark Levin, the sainted Laura Ingraham and about 25% of the movement conservatves. Leninism ought not be emulated by the party of Burke.
This is madness. To wish an electoral defeat on the Republicans this year because John McCain, war hero and pro-life Arizona Senator with a 83 life-time ACU rating is too liberal is akin to cutting off one's feet because your shoes are too tight. No amount of illegal Mexicans is going to be as damaging to the Country as one legal Clinton.
I like McCain because he is funny and brave and his slogan is "No Surrender" and says things like he will chase Osama to the Gates of Hell. He visibily gives off every indication of wanting to throttle the Islamo-Fascists with his bare hands. That's what I'm looking for in a President. Moreover, I sense doom on a broom in Hillary and want to win in November. But even if I did not like him I would not wish the Democrats on the country.
I do not know Rachel Lucas. I only saw this on Instapundit, but she completely captures a rational conservative view of McCain. Get a grip people, I don't even know you! Also, I am fond of doberman's, guns and low taxes.