Conservative Buckley Endorses Obama!October 10, 2008
Son of William F(you) Buckley, and famed conservative writer in his on right, has announced his support for the Democratic candidate for President, Barack ‘Hussyourdaddy’ Obama. In the article, Sorry Dad, I’m Voting for Obama, Buckley lambastes McCain on several points:
John McCain has changed. He said, famously, apropos the Republican debacle post-1994, “We came to Washington to change it, and Washington changed us.” This campaign has changed John McCain. It has made him inauthentic. A once-first class temperament has become irascible and snarly; his positions change, and lack coherence; he makes unrealistic promises, such as balancing the federal budget “by the end of my first term.” Who, really, believes that? Then there was the self-dramatizing and feckless suspension of his campaign over the financial crisis. His ninth-inning attack ads are mean-spirited and pointless. And finally, not to belabor it, there was the Palin nomination. What on earth can he have been thinking?
I have to agree with him on all points. I used to have a begrudging respect for John McCain, back in the days when he’d actually state what he actually believed. He can’t be accused of that anymore, he hasn’t stated a true opinion in over 7 years. It’s too bad. Here in New Hampshire, during the 2000 presidential primary, there had been quite a bit of McCainmania. He seemed passionate, honest, and was by far the best the Republicans had in their field of candidates, but that was before he found out why conservatives wouldn’t elect him. What he decided to do was change every position that he ever held, and then change them again and again. In the end, John McCain has become something of a joke. A sad, angry, old joke that seems to desire violence against his opponent.