TODAY IS THE DAY OF DECISION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA! There have quite a number of conservatives and Republicans that have decided that they are supporting and voting for Senator Barack Obama. They include the late Bill Buckley’s son, Chris; former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former late U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower’s granddaughter, Susan among many names. I guess you can include myself on the Obamcon list and here is another name: Andrew Sullivan from non other than his blog called The Daily Dish. I think he best articulates why he (and I guess those of a centre-right or right of centre bent) an Obama administration is badly needed. In his post Brack Obama For President, he rightly condemns current President Bush and Vice-President Cheney for a virtual abuse of their own powers and virtual contempt of the U.S. Constitution and believes Senator Obama,if elected president will end the shenanigans that Bush and Cheney inflicted on America for 8 years. Andrew states, “
If I were to give one reason why I believe electing Barack Obama is essential tomorrow, it would be an end to this dark, lawless period in American constitutional government. The domestic cultural and political reasons for an Obama presidency remain as strong as they were when I wrote “Goodbye To All That” over a year ago. His ability to get us past the culture war has been proven in this campaign, in the generation now coming of age that will elect him if they turn out, in Obama’s staggering ability not to take the bait. His fiscal policies are too liberal for me – I don’t believe in raising taxes, I believe in cutting entitlements for the middle classes as the way to fiscal balance. I don’t believe in “progressive taxation”, I support a flat tax. I don’t want to give unions any more power. I’m sure there will be moments when a Democratic Congress will make me wince. But I also understand that money has to come from somewhere, and it will not come in any meaningful measure from freezing pork or the other transparent gimmicks advertized in advance by McCain. McCain is not serious on spending. But he is deadly serious in not touching taxes. So, on the core question of debt, on bringing America back to fiscal reason, Obama is still better than McCain. If I have to take an ideological hit to head toward fiscal solvency, I’ll put country before ideology.”
The rest of his splendid article can be read here at http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/11/barack-obama-fo.html .