I’m just a regular American citizen, admittedly on the conservative side, and this headlong rush to elect Obama is mystifying to me.
It’s not that I don’t grasp liberalism – I may not agree, but I “get” it. It’s the conservatives supporting Obama that have me flummoxed. I sincerely invite you to tell me why.
I think the discussion is important, and on my part, I promise to be civil about it. That doesn’t mean I won’t tell you why I think he’s wrong for the country, but I’m not inviting you here to flog you mercilessly. I want to hear your reasons.
I want to know why you don’t think his associations and alliances matter. I want to know why his record on abortion doesn’t bother you. I want to know how, if you are a fiscal conservative, you’re voting for a candidate who plans massive increases in entitlements and has had no problem getting pork and earmarks for his state.
I want to know what eclipses the legitimate concerns most conservatives have about him. I don’t see it. I’m not a pundit, I’m not an expert on politics – I just don’t understand, and it frustrates me.
If you’re liberal, I get why he sounds so good to you. It’s not that you’re not welcome here, but I really want to hear from people who supposedly share my principles.
Anyone? Please comment.