Dear Rachel: How far?

Rachel Lucas and others (notably Bill Whittle) are arguing for McCain.   I understand the argument.  I don’t agree with it, but I understand it, because I have been operating under it for the past nine years with GWB.  Here’s a question that I am not sure they have answered for themselves:

How bad does the Republican nominee have to be for you to not vote for him?

I believe that McCain is an authoritarian of the Italian Fascist model.  Really.  Would you vote for Mussolini to defeat Hillary Clinton?  Really?  Because that is where I am.  Where does your line fall?  At what point does the “R” behind a politician’s name stop mattering?

I do not see a difference between Hillary and McCain.  McCain is strong on the war?  So is Hillary.  Hillary won’t appoint conservative judges?  Neither will McCain — he orgainzed the Republican resistance to Bush’s nominees.   Hillary and McCain are cut from the same cloth — it is a choice between Mussolini and Stalin.  I won’t make it.  I’ll sit out and buy ammunition.


  1. I am so depressed about this upcoming vote. I’m chalking one up for Romney in my state (only because I heard tell that he might choose Thompson as a Veep, and god knows someone needs to punch a buncha hippies.) I dunno if Romney stands a chance, tho. This is lunacy.

  2. mexigogue says:

    One of my good pool playing friends is behind Huckabee. Problem is he likes Huckabee for all the reasons I don’t.

  3. Northe says:

    He plays the bass! He’s Everyman! Like you and me! Come on!

    I don’t know what I’m gonna do come election time either.. pretty fuckin gay..