Feeling Green About McCain
Posted by Ryan on May 13, 2008
Well, I’m back!
I just moved into a better, swankier place so I was AWOL for a while. My Internet was messed up and my new and exciting digital cable was all pixelated and unclear until about thirty minutes ago. But now all is well.
John McCain tried to “polish his green credentials” with a campaign stop today in Washington state. His rhetoric was obviously an attempt to distance himself from Bush, but his approach certainly distanced himself from mainstream conservatives who haven’t yet drank the global warming/climate change Kool-Aid and still believe that there are free-market solutions to our energy woes.
It was one of those moments of despair thinking, “My God, Obama’s going to beat us, isn’t he? Where will the Conservatives vote in the Fall?” I felt like Bob Barr’s Libertarian run may actually siphon off sizable votes from disaffected conservatives looking for a protest vote (I wonder if Ron Paul will want to run as Barr’s Veep) this November.
I hope not. But this was the first instance in a while when the 35-40% of McCain’s views with which I somewhat disagree trumped the majority of things on which we do agree — and that heavy feeling in my stomach returned.