On McCain Derangement Syndrome
UPDATE (2-3-08): If you sort through the comments for this post, you'll see what I'm talking about when I say McCain Derangement Syndrome. I'm routinely called out for being "a McCain supporter," when I rather clearly stated several times in the comments and in the original post that I am a Romney supporter reluctantly acknowledging the political reality unfolding. Apparently, McCain Derangement Syndrome makes it hard for you to read English.
Deep breathes, guys. Count to ten and exhale. There you go.
<- - - - -Original Post below - - - - ->The no doubt legions of folks bristling at the idea of a John McCain nomination, the thought often seems too much to bear. Proclamations of surrender, spite, paranoia and (as much as I hate to say it) borderline hate for the man are a routine occurrence on many large dextrosphere blogs.
McCain Derangement Syndrome is a good name for it. The rhetoric and invective needs to come down a notch. You can be angry without acting like some BDS-addled fringe moonbat. I'm not going to single out commentors or posters, because I'm not trying to get into a pointless pissing match with others on the evils of John McCain and the sudden awesomeness of Hillary Clinton.
Chill, my brothers and sisters.
I think many in the dextrosphere should take a few deep breaths and calm down. Calling McCain a traitor, a liar, a liberal, and any number of real or perceived epithets does nothing to change the record, or the fact that Clinton and Obama are simply not suitable for the White House in any way. McCain is light years better than either of them, and we all know it.
I'm taking the "best option" at this point. Hillary is simply not an acceptable option to me. Clinton, a member of the most corrupt and scandal-ridden administration in recent memory, is a lying, socialist criminal. Clinton's cronies are lying, socialist criminals and fools. Obama, while the most charming of the candidates, is way too liberal under all that hype and glitter. He was actually ranked the most liberal member of the Senate last year.
Neither are options.
So what is my option? Romney?
As much as I like the guy and think he's actually the most qualified and credentialed man left in the race, it just doesn't look like he's going to be able to pull it out. I want him to, but I'm being a realist.
As such, we're left with McCain. For the conservatives about to jump from window ledges, McCain has something like an 80% lifetime rating from the ACU. Rusty's done the heavy lifting on this point.
It's not even a choice. McCain is the only way complete and destructive socialism is going to be held somewhat at bay while the party regroups. Ann Coulter is wrong. I can understand the sentiments perfectly. I can not stomach throwing the country into the hands of a bunch of leftist wingut crackpots.
I'm not saying anything that hasn't been said already. Count me in the hold your nose category.