Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Jumping Ship

First The National Review and now The American Conservative. The conservatives' long knives are out. Francis Fukuyama endorses Obama.


Bubba the Hutt said...

Key points from the article:

"I’m voting for Barack Obama this November for a very simple reason. It is hard to imagine a more disastrous presidency than that of George W. Bush...I think it would a travesty to reward the Republicans for failure on such a grand scale."

Voting for one party to punish the other is not a very compelling argument (at least not a reason I'd find myself carrying to the voting booth).

"His choice of Sarah Palin as a running mate was highly irresponsible; we have suffered under the current president who entered office without much knowledge of the world and was easily captured by the wrong advisers."

Same can be said of Obama's inexperience and advisors.

"At a time when the U.S. government has just nationalized a good part of the banking sector, we need to rethink a lot of the Reaganite verities of the past generation regarding taxes and regulation. Important as they were back in the 1980s and ’90s, they just won’t cut it for the period we are now entering. Obama is much better positioned to reinvent the American model and will certainly present a very different and more positive face of America to the rest of the world."

At least he finished strong. It is possible that Obama is better positioned to "reinvent the American model".

PassTheChips said...

Did you just liken Barack Obama to Sarah Palin?

Bubba the Hutt said...

I was trying to do so subtlely, yes, but thanks for pointing that out.

I fear you have underestimated my sneakiness.

Anonymous said...

Not that sneaky... and if you would just take a break from the Kool Aid and sip some good ole polluted water... you will find many more common traits.

SP is not hiding anything.
BO is grand standing on an epic scale. What lies beneath is just not a movie title... it is a question the American people have chosen to find out.

I will not be a ney-sayer. I heard too much of that from Rays fans at Beef's last night. We cannot use the phrase "I told you so!" It is too played out. How about I invent a new phrase which will be married to errors made by BO...

God Bless America - and this comes only two years after Smith & Dunge win the big games!

PassTheChips said...

BO = The Manchurian Candidate. I can't wait to see the mini-series. He sure has fooled a lot of extremely smart people on both sides of the aisle. I'm not including myself among the smart people. I'm a Kool-Aid sipping sheep. Baaaaa!

You can't compare the incomparable. Columbia, 1st in his class at Harvard Law. Uh, sports journalism from five colleges? And communication skills...

I do think you can hold an entire party and those that represent that party accountable. Even with all of McCain's mavericky maverickness, he still voted with Bush >90% of the time.

Bubba the Hutt said...

The Democrat Congress's approval rating is 9% and Obama voted with his party more than 97% of the time, but that's not why I'm not voting for him.

I'm just saying that punishing the candidate for past party affiliations is a broad generalization. I'm not saying McCain shouldn't be held responsible for his voting record, because he (and everyone else) should.

I also feel that past associations are important as well, because my President is going to lead my country, and if I want to have an idea of where I'm being led I'll take a look at where they've gone in the past.

The association I made with Palin and Obama is their lack of tenure on the political stage. Other than that I don't see many similarities.