My mom, responding to an earlier post, wants me to know she is still casting her lot with the Senator from Arizona, contra yours truly.

I love my Mom, and I want any readers to know I don't bear any animus to most Republicans, even the aggressive ones who are having conniption fits with reality. It's observably true that John McCain has found himself in a campaign that's at odds with his values, and it's also a shame that people on both sides of the aisles often forget that the values (as oppossed to the policies) of the opposition party are not necessarily at odds with our own values. In a perfect world, limited government would be better than a bloated, centralized bureaucracy for a host of reasons. I prefer to be around folk who accept responsibility for their actions, rather than leech off working people and taxpayers. As a Christian, I do believe that there are places in our society where a confession of faith is seen as an admission of guilt, and I don't care for that. So, I can sympathize with people who hold these values, and others that tend to be emphasized more by the GOP than Democrats.

Besides, if I had an adversarial frame of mind toward Republicans in general, I think I would succumb pretty quickly to a siege mentality. CSU Fresno and the schools are blue blemishes on Fresno County's rosy-red cheeks.

1 comment:

Shelly Deans said...

I'm with Mom on this one. I will admit readily that I'm not a big McCain fan. He's not my idea of the perfect candidate. For me it's a pick of the "lesser of 2 evils" so to speak. (I don't really think either candidate is "evil") In my corner of the world, it seems that no one is really excited over either party. I haven't even seen many bumper stickers! Truly, Florida does seem very undecided at this point. I know many people who have actively worked phone banks and the like for both parties in past elections who just aren't on the bandwagon this time around. (That may have much to do with being so removed from a college campus) That says something to me, just not sure what! I do know I'm ready for this election to be over and to get on with regular, post election life. I do appreciate your honest and fair views.