I listened to the debate the other night. Well, I tried to listen to the debate the other night, but it was too painful to stick with. There's nothing more frustrating than knowing that you're going to vote for somebody that you really don't like. I really don't like John McCain. There's no way around it, the guy is a liberal. He can't espouse real conservatism because he doesn't even understand it. His name is on the piece of legislation that has done more direct damage to our constitution since the Alien and Sedition Acts. But at least he doesn't hate his country.
Listening to the "debate" - which it can hardly be called when both candidates try to be a better liberal than the other - it is painfully obvious that McCain cannot explain a conservative point of view. Rather than getting government out of the way, he just wants to be a less aggressive liberal. Even on an issue where McCain was right (Fannie/Freddie) he fails to pin the blame when he's presented with the opportunity. It's pathetic, but whatever. At least he doesn't hate his country.
When given the opportunity to explain that "Yes, I am for lowering taxes on the rich", he fails to explain that if a multi-millionaire gets a $700,000.00 tax break, he could hire 15 people with that money. How many jobs are created by cutting taxes on people who earn $30,000 per year!? Instead he let's Obama's claim that the rich need to "give their fair share" go unchallenged. But at least he doesn't hate his country
I'll even question McCain's honor. I'm tired of hearing that he's such an honest and honorable buy when the man met his current wife by sleaping with her while married to another woman. I thought we were done with that when Clinton left office. But hey, at least he doesn't hate his country.
John McCain is the best democrat that's run for President in years. He wants to raise taxes (but do it smarter), he wanted a government bailout of a private problem (but with less pork), he want's to close the "gunshow loophole" and limit private property (but allow you to keep your guns), he want's to give citizenship to illegals (after securing the border), he's already curbed your freedom of speech (but got money out of politics... wait, never mind). But at least he doesn't hate his country.
John McCain believes in global warming. That would be the straw for this camel if I didn't think the other candidate was threatening to shoot the camel directly. He's given up on the idea that the left's global warming theory just might be completely full of crap, and is rather going along with only marginally less socialistic fixes than Obama. During the "debate" he was given a question about whether we should promote alternative sources of energy by subsidizing a Manhattan Project style search or by subsidizing a thousand home garages. His answer was a squishy, muddled, socialistic mess. He should have said "Neither. The government should not be subsidizing anything of the sort, but can help by getting out of the way and letting the market do what it's supposed to do. Allow oil to maintain it's rightful place as the cheapest and most efficient source of transportation energy, and when technology finds a way to beat that efficiency somebody will simultaneously find a way to make money doing so." but that kind of political spine from somebody who has created the illusion of having one is too much to ask. We got squishy, not clarity. But at least he doesn't hate his country.
I'm going to hold my nose and vote for John McCain, and when he wins, I'll immediately start working against him. I don't like John McCain at all. He ran on a record of constantly undermining conservative principles to compromise with liberalism, and compromising with evil is never a sign of strength. But my other option is voting for evil itself, and that's not really an option at all.
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."