You know, I can’t stay away for long. The blogger’s vacation is off until the first week of August.
There has been something pressing on my mind over the course of several months about party unity and how the Republicans need to unite and become stronger. I know in the past that I might not have been enthusiastic about our choice, and at times, I was quite harsh on John McCain’s personal character. However, I came to the realization that our party will never unite if we remain divided.
Tonight, I am throwing my support behind John McCain for President. Face it, he is strongest where our party is weakest. I do not agree with him on many issues, but he has reduced taxes and holds an 80% rating from the American Conservative Union. Our party nominated him, so we need to rally around him to prevent an Obama-nation. Look, I will continue to be a thorn in his side on policy issues, as he is soft on illegal immigration and supports Al Gore’s Global Warming garbage. However, he is the better alternative to Barack Hussein Obama. McCain will become stronger with the selection of a conservative Vice Presidential candidate, like Bobby Jindal, Sarah Palin, Michael Steele or Eric Cantor.
This is a message to all Conservatives: Look, I agree with you that McCain was not my top choice for President. I supported Ron Paul, but we can not sit idle and accept an Obama-nation to occur. It is time to rally behind McCain for the sake and future of our party.
UPDATE: I want to clarify something. First and foremost, I am a Conservative…this goes before any party affiliation. I am a Libertarian leaning Republican, as I believe in the Constitutional authority for states to have more control on decisions of policy matters. I am all for withdrawing from Iraq (not all at once, but gradually), I am against illegal immigration, I am Pro-Life and last but not least, we should reduce government spending (eliminating earmarks, reducing taxes, cutting unnecessary programs, becoming fiscally responsible). If this is not Crystal Clear, then I do not know what is when it boils down to policy. I am just like most of my commenters: mad about the choice made by the Republican party when it came down to selecting John McCain (but I am supporting him, because Barack Obama’s policy proposals are scary). However, we are a divided party that needs to heal…some way, some how.