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October 24, 2008

Krauthammer...I'm For McCain

The good doctor names names and makes the case for McCain.

I stand athwart the rush of conservative ship-jumpers of every stripe -- neo (Ken Adelman), moderate (Colin Powell), genetic/ironic (Christopher Buckley) and socialist/atheist (Christopher Hitchens) -- yelling "Stop!" I shall have no part of this motley crew. I will go down with the McCain ship. I'd rather lose an election than lose my bearings.

...Who do you want answering that phone at 3 a.m.? A man who's been cramming on these issues for the past year, who's never had to make an executive decision affecting so much as a city, let alone the world? A foreign policy novice instinctively inclined to the flabbiest, most vaporous multilateralism (e.g., the Berlin Wall came down because of "a world that stands as one"), and who refers to the most deliberate act of war since Pearl Harbor as "the tragedy of 9/11," a term more appropriate for a bus accident?

Or do you want a man who is the most prepared, most knowledgeable, most serious foreign policy thinker in the United States Senate? A man who not only has the best instincts but has the honor and the courage to, yes, put country first, as when he carried the lonely fight for the surge that turned Iraq from catastrophic defeat into achievable strategic victory?

He also takes a hatchet to the bogus charges laid against McCain this campaign about negative campaigning and temperament.

Not that anyone cares but while I dislike McCain enough to have been willing to vote for Hillary none of that translates into praise for Obama (as it has for a few notable 'conservatives'). Obama is flat out dangerous. Since I live in a blue state that will go for Obama by at least 20% my vote doesn't matter much but if enough conservatives in states like mine do the same and McCain can pull this out, maybe we can prevent Obama from getting the popular vote.


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