I wanted to thank the many of you who left heartfelt comments to my article published on Monday. Especially because it was something you felt so strongly about that your most typical response was "Never, ever." That was in fact the point of the article. Most of you have no tipping point. You would vote against Romney if not for Obama no matter what.
I confess that I used to be just like that. For me, perhaps unlike so many of you, I used to do the same thing. I could never vote for a Republican.
Some of your views are just like mine. I never trusted Republicans. I even believed that most of the MSM was not in the Democrats' pockets.
It took the first election in which I was truly engaged, meaning one that I looked seriously at for a very long time, to make me realize that the Republicans had something to say. In fact, they were right about what the MSM would do and say in order to get their guy elected.
It was a real shock. One that shook me to the very core.
Was I wrong for so many elections?
And I decided that I was not. From Nixon through George W. Bush, I would not have done things differently. And I would have been just like you even if I had studied things more.
I have been a bit easier on George W. Bush since 2008. Not because Obama has been Bush III, which he has. But because I believe that the Bush doctrine actually makes a bit of sense, in some contexts. Not with our Middle East wars. Or with the ginned up "War on Terror." Just like the "War on Drugs," which Obama has continued unabated, the "War" on terror is a joke. Meaningless political tripe which has been prosecuted for political reasons for another four years, and will find another four years if we continue with Obama.
The real choice is moral character. And this is not just some dime store advertisement. The real thing is necessary. And one without prejudice.
I watched CNN and its henchmen bring down Hillary Clinton with racist propaganda from Obama and his campaign, thinking that my children who have married people of color deserve someone better than Obama. Someone who did not sit in a racist church, whose supporters did not threaten me and others with racist remarks, and who did not lead racist campaigns.
But I know the truth. It is not sufficient for black people to face rejection when they dare to vote against Obama. It is not enough for younger actors to face the mobs who tromp on those who dare to be different, a trait that used to be uniquely Democrat in nature.
Today, the anti-establishment is represented by Romney.
It is different to be anti-establishment. To be someone who fails to toe the liberal line. Someone who dares to vote for a Republican.
If you do, you are banished forever. Off the bus.
What I found so shocking even after five years of hate against me personally, first for favoring Hillary Clinton and then for opposing Obama, was not the knee-jerk reactions. For that, I had regular proof over five years that someone who had become independent would be vilified and not accepted for what has grown to 30% or more of the population.
What I found so shocking was that I was looking at people who had no answer to Obama's many transgressions. People who accept a First Lady who in Wisconsin talked about scratching Bill Clinton's eyes out. People who do nothing but vote party or color.
You might as well have admitted all the transgressions I wrote about on Monday.
But I will accept the fact that you had no time, or found that useless or unworthy of your station as a card carrying Democrat.
In the end, we will see how many real independents there are left in the US. I think we could see a landslide electoral vote either way.
The risk is that the Obama propaganda, from Big Bird which they say they might remove despite opposition from the "owners" to so many actors who find their way far better under Obama, will penetrate into so much of the voting populace that they will have the same reaction, no matter what party is involved.
Whatever you say, closing down public view of Fast and Furious, delaying a review of Libya and the killing of an ambassador, and failing to have done anything in four years, can resonate. So far, it has.
For that reason, we will have to wait a month for the final outcome.