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Sunday, May 18, 2008

To those considering staying home in November

I know from reading my own comments section (I try - sometimes unsuccessfully - to read all the comments) that some of my more conservative readers are contemplating staying home in November. This is probably the first of many appeals to you to please go vote.

Power Line's John Hinderaker had occasion recently to be the Master of Ceremonies at a dinner at which former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton was the featured speaker (Hat Tip: CJW via Little Green Footballs). For those of you thinking of staying home, please consider this:
With hindsight, the Democrats' filibustering of Bolton's nomination to the U.N. post--he served only via a recess appointment--was one of their most shameful acts. The fact that nonentities like Madeline Albright can slide through the Senate without opposition, while the appointment of John Bolton, who combines a towering intellect with unflagging devotion to his country's interests, is blocked on political grounds, illustrates as well as anything which party is "politicizing foreign policy," as Barack Obama likes to say.


Most observers expect large numbers of Republicans and conservative-leaning independents to stay home in November out of dissatisfaction, of one kind or another, with the Bush administration or the (formerly) Republican Congress. If this happens, it will clear the way to total control of the federal government by the Democrats. Anyone who believes that this is somehow a matter of little concern should contemplate the difference between an administration that entrusts our foreign policy to men like John Bolton, and an administration that relies on advisers like Samantha Power and Robert Malley.
Is that really what you want?


At 1:09 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

That's not what any one wants. But conservatives have been disillusioned by John McCain embrace of liberal policies ranging from global warming to illegal immigration. There's a widespread feeling that there's little domestic difference between the GOP and Democratic candidates and the GOP isn't doing much to get conservatives to rally behind the party.

At 6:40 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Norman, I have been reading conservative comment threads for the past 6 mos and I know how they feel. McCain is much more in favor of lower taxes than the Dems, and also supports free trade, which is a crucial foreign policy issue. But no one can deny there are substantial differences between the candidates with regards to how to deal with our friends and enemies.

So do the right thing. It's not that hard.


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