Thursday, February 07, 2008
Romney drops out
Too bad there's already a clear front runner on the GOP side, but thank god it is anybody but Mitt Romney. He was fake, and flip-flopped to try to go for the more conservative base. He seemed to be catering to people as consumers and not citizens. His whole campaign looked like a giant, empty advertisement. But now we're left with McCain whose war hero status appeals to many who think patriotism can only be proven by fighting and killing other people (regardless of whether one is justly defending oneself or invading for monetary convenience)... What we need is a peace hero, not a war hero... anyway... If conservatives were honest with themselves they would move towards Huckabee right now. McCain's conservative credentials are less than spectacular... which is good, except McCain believes in a 100 year occupation of Iraq and a conflict-driven approach to foreign policy. With McCain, the democrat nominee, and Obama would be better at this, is to ask whether the people of the USA really have forgotten the pretenses on which we went into war, and if this approach in which we bomb, invade and occupy countries for a hundred years or more on the basis of lies is really going to foster good will around the world and whether this situation would really make the country more secure. Unlike real (or more regressive) conservatives, McCain might have more difficulty using the flags of bigotry, racism, xenophobia and homophobia to rally support amongst the uneducated and the prejudiced to support un-instigated, pre-emtive wars based on greed... or to trick people into going for economic policies that favor the few at the top of giant corporations and screw the poor and middle classes.