My Attempt To Inspire The McCain-Haters
Okay, guys, many of you can’t stand McCain – you’ve made that perfectly clear. I don’t need to tell you what a Hillary Clinton administration means – some good, lots of bad, and the return of the Billary soap opera. Obama seems a lot more palatable – but appearances can deceive. While Obama talks a good game of bipartisanship (or ‘post-partisanship’), his voting record tells a far different story:
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal’s 27th annual vote ratings. The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most-liberal during his first two years in the Senate.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., the other front-runner in the Democratic presidential race, also shifted to the left last year. She ranked as the 16th-most-liberal senator in the 2007 ratings, a computer-assisted analysis that used 99 key Senate votes, selected by NJ reporters and editors, to place every senator on a liberal-to-conservative scale in each of three issue categories. In 2006, Clinton was the 32nd-most-liberal senator.
In their yearlong race for the Democratic presidential nomination, Obama and Clinton have had strikingly similar voting records. Of the 267 measures on which both senators cast votes in 2007, the two differed on only 10. “The policy differences between Clinton and Obama are so slight they are almost nonexistent to the average voter,” said Richard Lau, a Rutgers University political scientist.
If Hilary Clinton is elected president, the Republic will survive. Ditto, Senator Obama. And yes, under a McCain administration, the sun also rises. But ask yourself, my Romney-supporting friends – which of the three do you prefer?
As I’ve said before, support your candidate and place your vote where your heart and mind tell you it should be…but please be aware that, for a conservative, there are far, far worse fates than a McCain administration – and that includes what appears to be the only two realistic alternatives…