On Monday, I gladly attended a fundraiser for George Allen, whom I have supported in the past. However, it was not about him. It was not about his opponent. It was all about Obama.
At the reception preceding the luncheon, I was talking with another candidate for a different office and asked him what he thought might reduce the damage to the economy from the intractable housing crisis. His only response was to get rid of Obama. I pushed by asking what should be done after Obama is then out-of-office, and he responded by “putting Republicans into decision-making roles.” He had no better ideas.
At what point does principled end and obsessed begin?
Can you remember when elections were a battle of ideas, not a clash of cults demonizing the opposition? It has been 51 years since Eisenhower left the presidency, and I think he would be profoundly disappointed with the big-party politics of today. Maybe, that is the reason . . . I STILL like Ike!