Wednesday, February 06, 2008

I Really Don't Love McCain, Honest

It's just that... well, he's less-worse than Romney in my book, AND he's the front-runner. I've spent a number of posts talking about McCain, as if I were an actual McCain supporter, which I'm not. It's just that, of all the guys left, he's the one I'd rather see win at this point. Jonah "National Review's Most Sensible Contributer*" Goldberg is sorta beating this drum too: basically have to believe that every one of Romney's flips were sincere and none of McCain's were. Moreover, the idea that McCain is a RINO means that Republicans are all about immigration, campaign finance reform and global warming. I disagree with McCain on each of these issues, but I think being a Republican is about more than that (and — for the record — I don't particularly care about being a Republican, I'm a conservative). McCain is a conservative on many issues, a centrist on other issues and a "liberal" on a couple. I'm at a loss as to how you couldn't say the same thing about George W. Bush, Bob Dole, George HW Bush and pretty much every other Republican president since Herbert Hoover save Reagan (and even there, some would disagree).

This is not the first time he's chimed in to this effect, but so far he's the only one over at The Corner to really do so. I suppose what I'm really doing is laying the groundwork now to fight later against so-called "suicide voters", who will either sit this one out or vote Democrat as a protest in November.

*I emailed him to call him that. He responded to my email. It's like we're pals or something!



Anonymous Marty said...

Wow. That's two (at least). Maybe he'll sign a book for you! I'm getting his Liberal Fascism in the mail any day.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Poser! I had my copy two weeks ago, BEFORE he was all cool and Pulitzer-nominated and on the NYT Best Seller List and #1 on Amazon.

I wonder if he's gonna do a book-signing at Penn State. That'd be cool. I could say, "Hey, J-dog! It's me, your Shameless Cheating guy!" and then get escorted out by security for wanting him to sign my face with a sharpie.

4:04 PM  
Blogger Benjamin said...

Oh, and THREE, if you count him quoting me at The Corner.

4:04 PM  

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