Friday, February 22, 2008


Hope. Hell of a thing to base a national election on. Pull out of Iraq and hope the situation doesn’t massively deteriorate. Bomb our allies and hope they remain allies. Talk to Iran in the hope that Ahmadinejad can be reasoned with. Remove the assurances to companies that they will be protected from trial lawyers and hope they continue to cooperate on the war on terror. When did we become so hopeless that we need to depend on hope?

Change, now that we could use. Change our reckless spending. Change the weak policy on the Iran war. Change our support for PA terrorists. Change our porous borders. However don’t change an Iraq policy that is working so well that even Democrats can’t deny the success.

Many of us have said we would not vote for McCain because he would be a lib light ready to work together with a Democrat congress to further a leftist agenda. I don’t want my party associated with the following mess. However I can’t in good conscious leave the security of my country to hope.

Obama couldn’t close the deal and the Clinton machine will take the Democrat primary right to the convention and maybe beyond to the courts until she gets the nomination. She will not abandon Iraq despite what she says. He is sincere in his support of quick flight from our responsibility in the region. So with lives on the line I will hope Hillary becomes the nominee and then face the McCain dilemma anew. Should Obama face McCain I will have to vote for McCain. Someday we will have a true conservative back in the White House but the next four to eight years are going to be tuff.