I have a few hours left. I STILL haven’t decided for whom I will vote.
All I know is that it will not be John McCain, and it will not be Hillary Clinton. I agree with McCain on immigration (based on past proposals), but I don’t think he’s the man to guide the nation through what may be tough economic times.
If I vote for Huckabee, it will be a cynical “stop McCain” vote. I don’t like voting that way, but I’m wondering if I have any choice. Otherwise, I could be convinced.
I don’t agree with Ron Paul about foreign policy or immigration. Could his strength on other issues be an overriding factor?
I don’t agree with Obama very much politically, but I LOVE his optimistic style and fresh approach. I think that sort of thing has been missing from politics since Reagan. I am so sick of conservatives who aren’t really conservative, and liberals who aren’t really liberals.
I’d like to see an America full of dreamers again. It’s what makes us “better” than the older countries of the world. America has always been an optimistic country because that’s where all the optimists went.
Do McCain or Clinton inspire anyone? I mean, outside of by osmosis? Yeah, he’s a war hero, she’s a woman. But, do they say things that make people want to do Big Things? Or do they tell us, instead, they’ll protect us from boogieman – McCain the terrorists, Clinton, the Republicans. You know what? I’m tired of hiding under the bed.
I also happen to believe that we conservatives won’t be energized again till we have a whole new set of government programs to fight against. The old ones are our grandparent’s battles, and they were won by the big-government types. So, maybe we need an effective liberal – a modern-day Roosevelt or Johnson – to wake us from our doldrums.
Would Romney be a real conservative? Who knows? He MIGHT be the man for the job if there is a recession.
I am thinking all of this through. Reading over what I’ve written, it would appear I’m leaning toward Obama. I’ll be doggoned.
But, I still haven’t decided. You have a few hours. Shoot.