In my opinion, they’re basically the same candidate with a different name. They’re all senators, none of them have executive experience, and they all, at times, become the media darling for their liberal views. Let me break this down by candidate so I can illustrate just how absurd the notion is that one of these candidates is “the lesser of the three evils”.
First of all, Barack Obama is a man with a short senate record and an Illinois state senate record that makes Hillary Clinton look “experienced”. He’s a very liberal politician who happens to be part African-American. Aside from that fact, he would be nowhere in this campaign and Geraldine Ferraro, bless her liberal heart, couldn’t be more correct. In fact, if Obama was white, the media would probably have done their job already in exposing his lack of experience and a message so fluffy it makes a marshmallow look like cement. Remember, Jimmy Carter was going to “change” Washington too. Obama has charisma and can captivate an audience. It’s very similar to a cute puppy playing with a tennis ball. Count me underwhelmed in giving the role as Commander-in-Chief.
Next, John McCain is basically a Democrat with an (R) next to his name. He’s not even running to the center yet and he’s made it clear from the onset of his campaign that, under his administration, waterboarding will just be an activity related to synchronized swimming rather than a tool for interrogating terrorists. Plus, he’s going to lead us all down the immoral road of “carbon credits” which, aside from lining Al Gore’s checkbook, will almost ensure that the government has to create a new “Department of Greenhouse Gasses” to administer and monitor our carbon footprints. In fact, aside from wanting to win in Iraq, it’s difficult to find many major issues where McCain differs from the Democratic Party. Finally, the icing on the cake, McCain has essentially warned all his campaign staffers that they dare not speak ill of his opponents. In other words, McCain wants to voluntarily lose in November. Hopefully he won’t impose the same restrictions when discussing al-Qaeda.
Oh wait, I forgot, McCain wants to make the congressmen sponsoring pork barrel spending “famous” by exposing their wasteful spending ways. That’s a great idea. Hopefully he’ll be as eager to expose radical Islam’s plan to take over the west but I won’t hold my breath.
Finally, the woman I’ve oft referred to as “the Devil in red”, Hillary Clinton. She supports all the same socialist programs that Obama does and she’s pretty keen on running against John McCain since he won’t attack her. A debate between Clinton and McCain would probably look like the debates between Clinton and Obama. The question will be illegal immigration and both candidates will agree on “comprehensive immigration reform”. Plus, they’ll both claim that that a wall “isn’t the solution”. At that point, they’ll realize they should just join forces and run a McCain/Clinton ticket. That way no one will be fooled into believing there is a Conservative Republican choice this time around.
In closing, I don’t mean to sound pessimistic but where are the candidates for the rest of us? Basically there is no candidate representing conservatives or libertarians. Instead we’re being asked to “rally” around John McCain and just pretend he doesn’t oppose conservative principles whenever the opportunity presents itself.