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Friday, October 24, 2008

Answering the defectors

Charles Krauthammer has a column today explaining his decision to vote for Sen. McCain and knocking down the weak-sisters who defected to endorse Sen. Obama.
Contrarian that I am, I’m voting for John McCain. I’m not talking about bucking the polls or the media consensus that it’s over before it’s over. I’m talking about bucking the rush of wet-fingered conservatives leaping to Barack Obama before they’re left out in the cold without a single state dinner for the next four years.

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.
Read the rest. I will quibble with his description of Christopher Hitchens as a conservative of any stripe. Hitchens supported the War on Terror, but he never was anything except a steadfast liberal.

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Blogger ffrye said...

Hail! Hail! Mr. Krauthammer has righted the ship from my standpoint (not that I needed it). Too bad more haven't taken this stance and chosen to be stalwart.

October 27, 2008 at 8:26 PM


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