Friday, February 08, 2008

I'm not voting.

...even in our upcoming primaries (and I could if I wanted to because today is the deadline to register for the primary in March.). I made this decision the second that Romney "suspended" his campaign.

I just can't vote for McCain. And it will be a cold day in hell before I vote for Obama or a Clinton. Usually, I can just hold my nose and vote. But not this year. This excerpt from The Bidinotto Blog highlights McCain's biggest, most unforgivable flaw:

McCain also repeatedly voices his commitment to a statist, anti-capitalist outlook. For example, he attacked Romney for standing for "profits" instead of "patriotism." He wishes to increase federal involvement in the medical field, further moving us toward socialized medicine. This includes advocating unconstrained importation of Canada's governmental-price-controlled drugs, which would undermine our own market-driven pharmaceutical industry. Defending this view, he denounced "the power of pharmaceutical companies" -- and, when challenged by Romney not to paint drug manufacturers as "the big bad guys," he retorted, "Well, they are." Typically, he teamed with radical-liberal Democrat senators Ted Kennedy and John Edwards to promote a "Patients' Bill of Rights" -- a dream come true for trial lawyers like Edwards. As further expressions of his anti-business bias, he has been responsible for notorious initiatives to undermine First Amendment protections on free speech (McCain-Feingold, and legislation to ban tobacco advertising).

Worse, McCain rationalizes such government attacks on our freedom by insisting that "each and every one of us has a duty to serve a cause greater than our own self-interest" -- an anti-individualist premise that he reiterates again and again, and which is the antithesis of America's individualist political basis.


COD said...

There are some making an argument that Obama is the logical choice for those of us that lean libertarian.

Clearly, on civil rights he would be a huge improvement on what we have now.

Judy Aron said...

I hear ya Natalie...

Great post!

Natalie said...

COD, you aren't serious, are you?

I can't believe Obama just won VA. Hilary is sunk (which will be fun to watch, but oy).

Alasandra said...

Nobody I want to vote for either.