Having long borne with neocon outrage ay my refusal to get with their program despite having published alongside Francis Fukuyama in The National Interest , I am pleased to report that I will not be joining him in voting for Obama , having resolved to write in the good and great Texas Republican Charlie Wilson instead , regretting only that he and Ms. Herring not quite having got hitched, I cannot make it a double entry, as she is a far better shot than Governor Palin, and as welcome on the Texas quail ranges as The Vice president has come to be feared.
Talk about war heroes- while McCain was rising to become an authoritarian disgrace to Barry Goldwater's Arizona senate seat, Wilson was singlehandedly orchestrating the material basis of the Evil Empire's overthrow- it took two Clinton administrations to turn Afghanistan from our late ally in the Cold War into a talibanized training ground for Al Qaeda.
" ... It is hard to imagine a more disastrous presidency than that of George W. Bush. It was bad enough that he launched an unnecessary war and undermined the standing of the United States throughout the world in his first term. But in the waning days of his administration, he is presiding over a collapse of the American financial system and broader economy that will have consequences for years to come. As a general rule, democracies don’t work well if voters do not hold political parties accountable for failure. While John McCain is trying desperately to pretend that he never had anything to do with the Republican Party, I think it would a travesty to reward the Republicans for failure on such a grand scale.
McCain’s appeal was always that he could think for himself, but as the campaign has progressed, he has seemed simply erratic and hotheaded. 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. McCain’s lurching from Reaganite free- marketer to populist tribune makes one wonder whether he has any underlying principles at all.
America has been living in a dream world for the past few years,..'