Friday, October 24, 2008

I'm Voting For McCain

McCain has not been one of my favorite people, I have a lot of problems with his policies. But faced with the choice of an Obama presidency I know who I'm voting for. I base this decision on basically two things: abortion, and foreign policy.

I don't like McCain on a lot of issues, but I know he loves this country. Not to sound like a campaign slogan, but I know he will fight for us because he has fought for us.

He may not be the most pro-life candidate ever, but Obama is the most pro-choice candidate ever. Fr. Pavone has said that if Obama wins we will see every pro-life victory washed away.

I like Sarah Palin. I know she's pro-life. I know she's more closely aligned with the things I believe.

Earlier in the election I thought about voting for a third party candidate (like Alan Keyes). Its appealing to me because I live in a navy blue state my vote doesn't matter so much. But my vote for a third party candidate doesn't translate into anything, its not doing anything to stop a radical like Barack Obama from getting into the White House.

In the primary I had originally supported Senator Brownback. He was one of the first, if not the first, to drop out. I loved him especially for his pro-life stedfastness. He endorsed McCain. At the time I didn't understand it. Actually I still don't understand it, at the time McCain's campaign was failing. But McCain pulled it out.

Charles Krauthammer wrote this column which I heard read on Rush today, reprimanding certain conservatives who have flipped to Obama.

Today's economic crisis, like every other in our history, will in time pass. But the barbarians will still be at the gates. Whom do you want on the parapet? I'm for the guy who can tell the lion from the lamb.


Anonymous said...

I realize its a difficult thing to vote Independent. In fact, I struggled just as you are, but then I realized that God is in control of everything, including our political situation. If He allows Obama to take control, then so be it, but I cannot answer for checking the McCain box when I meet Him face to face. McCain represents many moral evils, like embroynic stem cell research and gay union, among other things. I would rather be confident on my death bed than in the voting booth.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Krauthammer and you. McCain was certainly not my first choice, but I do like Palin. And the thought of having Obama as president send shivers (not the good kind) down my spine.

I am just hoping that the 11% undecided wake up before November 4th.

About Me

My photo
Catholic and politically conservative, I graduated with a BA in History (concentration in American) and Political Science. I'm between two parishes; one in Wisconsin that is fairly traditional, and one in Illinois that is fairly liberal. I teach CCD. I work in the food service industry, which basically means I'm working in fast food until I find a better job. I'd like to work for the church somehow. Right now I'm working on getting my teaching certification, although I'm unsure thats the correct path for me. This blog is as random as I am. I hope you enjoy.