I have enjoyed watching the BillArry team get a taste of their own medicine as the Kennedy’s and so many others endorse Sen. Obama. I have said that I hope Obama wins just so that there is NO chance of a Hillary Clinton presidency.
Of course today was a huge decision day for Republicans. I think that both Huckabee and Giuliani will be out of the race soon (unless Huckabee is banking on a brokered convention… read delegates for VP slot).
So all of this got me thinking. What if it becomes a general election race between Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain? What if? I mean I would vote for a tree over Hillary, but what if the Dem option is not her? Could I vote for McCain? Sadly, I think not.
I truly believe that a President Obama would be careful not to go to extremes out of concern it would harm his historic legacy of being the first African American President. I truly believe he would want to be a broker of compromise, at least in his first term. So at the end of the day, I think Obama’s actions would be more moderate than anything. Hillary would railroad everything. And if Obama was a bad President, we could vote him out.
But here is my dilemma: John McCain is no conservative. As a man, as a Naval hero, as a husband and father I have the utmost respect for him, but he is not running to be my father nor for head Naval historian. In the end McCain and Obama might be the same politically in action, so I would rather be on the side of history. I would rather vote for a historical presidency than to reward someone who is not as they advertise. Sen. McCain is no conservative and he is no Reagan, although he now claims to be (oh that offends me so).
Sen. McCain has turned his back on Republicans and Conservatives too many times to be rewarded with the nomination. If he does win the nomination, the ONLY way he will get my vote is if he is running against Hillary Clinton, period.
UPDATE: Word is Giuliani will drop out (Hoo Hoo, like I said. Tell ‘em Fred) and will support McCain. McCain, Giuliani… ‘ Nuff said.