So please, someone, anyone, tell me why a sane person would even consider voting for this man? I'd really like to know.
I have friends who are voting for him, so here goes:By Anastasia, at 11:19 AM
He is pro-life.
Well that's just weak. Here's what I'd like to ask your friends: Do they believe abortion is murder? If so, do they believe that women should face criminal penalties for having abortions, up to or including the death penalty? What about doctors that perform abortions?By Arbitrista, at 11:37 AM
But if they really believe that abortion is the most important voting issue, fine. They can just continue being tools for politicians who use their concern for the issue to destroy them and their children's way of life. Nice job.
well, hey. I agree. I mean, I'm pro-life and I wouldn't vote for him if he were running unopposed. However, for my friends who make that their voting issue, they don't even consider the other candidate. There isn't even a question of which way they'll vote. They choose the pro-life candidate and then they find reasons to like him. Or her, in Palin's case. So it isn't like there's any reasoned thought there.By Anastasia, at 8:42 PM
On the other hand, does the other side behave differently? Would a pro-life democrat be electable, or is that a deal-breaking issue for the left?
Well, there was a woman on NPR this morning (or recently...) that said that the prospect of an Obama win scared her to death. So she'll vote for McCain. Because the alternative is scary.By Belle, at 9:17 PM
He's offering more of the same, so those who support him want to hear that, right? And that means they probably did well in the past 8 years, or thought they did, or....
If they listened to evidence, they'd be different people. You (and I) probably scare them too. At least, I hope so. Cheap thrills.