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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Current Choices

Let’s see… On the one hand, there’s McCain–Feingold and on the other hand there’s Massachusetts health care and on the gripping hand there are the Democrats…


I plan to get a barf bag for next November.

I'm leaning toward McCain on the grounds he's “conservative enough” but more deniable than Romney. If Romney wins, we'll spend the next 4 or 8 years explaining him away but if McCain wins we won't be held accountable for anything liberal he does. (I suspect that the greatest damage to conservatism is done by moderate Republicans who are not acknowledged as moderate, such as Nixon or George W. Bush. Moderate republicans who are acknowledged as moderate, such as Eisenhower or George H. W. Bush, are more harmless.)

Addendum: Dan Schnur has convinced me to be on Romney's side (for now):

Mr. Schnur used a schoolyard analogy to compare Mr. Romney, the ever-proper Harvard Law School and Business School graduate, to Mr. McCain, the gregarious rebel who racked up demerits and friends at the Naval Academy.

“John McCain and his friends used to beat up Mitt Romney at recess,” Mr. Schnur said.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain is a bully with an explosive temper.

Romney is almost pathologically nice.

There are other reasons to side with Romney, but this one should not be discounted.

12:16 PM  
Blogger jabrwok said...

Ah, but the NYT has endorsed McCain. That should make you even more wary of him right there. Plus, they excoriated Guiliani in the same editorial, which makes me think he might not be as bad as I'd thought.

Absent Fred though, it's just a matter of who turns my stomach least.

12:30 PM  
Blogger John A said...

Mr. McCain looks fairly conservative, but I have a nagging suspicion he is really just authoritarian.

Romney... Well... I give him more leeway because of where he is from (liberal Mass) than I do McC (no Goldwater, is he).

11:13 AM  

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