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Monday, September 22, 2008

A Change of Opinion

Yes, it's been a while. I've been posting regularly at townhall.com, but not as much over here. (Sorry.)

I've switched back to wanting McCain to win. I guess it'll be the lesser of two evils again this year (sigh). Why isn't there ever anyone I can get excited about running in the general election? I wanted a Reagan, and all I got was a crappy Dole!

Still, even a Dole is better than a Lenin. That's what it boils down to. McCain will gently nudge us toward sociaism; Obama will shove us head-first into communism. I'd prefer a capitalist (a venture capitalist, to be precise), but if I have to decide between a socialist and a communist, I'll pick the socialist.

What ever happened to the notion of rugged individualism? Aren't Americans supposed to be this tough race of independent, get-the-government-out-of-my-life pioneers who resent being treated like babies in need of a nursemaid? What happened? Obama promises cradle-to-the-grave health care, free this and free that, and suddenly we're all a bunch of wimps and wusses who can't bear the thought of taking responsibility for our own wants and needs.

If we don't snap out of this socialist malaise, and quickly, the chant of "Yes we can!" will have become the death knell of our once-great nation. (By the way, who gave Barack Obama the rights to Bob the Builder's slogan?) I had once thought that we could stand a precipitous slide into communism, that it would awaken the pioneer in us. I don't believe that anymore. I don't know what, besides losing our nation and our freedoms, will make us see reality for what it is, but I hope it happens soon.

I greatly fear for our nation. I pray I'm overstating my case, that I'm as wrong as some would tell me.

I don't think I am, though.