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McCain’s campaign has finally convinced me.

I voted for Reagan both times around, remain solidly Republican despite all the damage our current president has done to the party, and don’t plan to switch my party affiliation. And have been waiting and hoping and urgently wanting good reason to vote for the Republican ticket in this election.

All I am being offered by the GOP is fear. Or worse. Powell called it what it is: demagoguery. Yet far from disavowing it or distancing himself from it, John McCain embraces it, repeats it, uses it as the basis for his own decisions.

Warren Buffett, one of the most thinking, successful men in the world in economic circles and surely no socialist, endorses Obama and believes in Obama’s leadership and plans; but without being given any solid reason for doing so, and without being given any substantive proactive alternative leadership or plan beyond stay-the-course, I’m supposed to choose otherwise on the basis of simple fear. Colin Powell, one of the most thinking, successful men in the world in foreign policy circles and surely no pal of terrorists, endorses Obama and believes in Obama’s leadership and plans; but without being given any solid reason for doing so, and without being given any substantive proactive alternative leadership or plan beyond stay-the-course, I’m supposed to choose otherwise on the basis of simple fear.

I have investigated more, read more, watched more, gone far further into this election than for any before in the decades I’ve been a voter, because I have wanted desperately to vote for McCain. Alas, his campaign gives me only reason to vote against him, and he has shown no leadership whatsoever as his campaign gets only uglier and uglier. Is this what we want of our President: as the pressure and adversity get worse, the decisions made by the leadership only spiral out of control?

At first, McCain’s poor campaign decisions and abject lack of leadership only convinced me to abstain from voting for him. He and his campaign have finally convinced me what I need to do instead. I’ll be voting for Obama. With no regrets.

 

 

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Written by macheide

21 October 2008 at 9:56 pm

Posted in jourbeau

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