Krauthammer Casts His Early Ballot

by Ryan on October 24, 2008

in Economy,Election 2008,International Relations,Media Bias,Politics,Russia,The Iraq Front

In his latest column, the syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer endorses John McCain for President.  I love his column partially because he picks on the lily-livered, weak-kneed RINOs who are prematurely giving up or even jumping ship. 

Then he makes a few simple points:  the economy will return to normal like it always eventually does, Obama was dead wrong on the Surge and was inept in dealing with the Russia/Georgia crisis, and lest we forget Joe Biden’s own marked words about how electing Obama means inviting an international crisis.  As many have said before, if these were sane times this election wouldn’t even be close as McCain would run away with this.

Dr. Krauthammer, a psychiatrist, was the one who first identified “Bush Derangement Syndrome” (or BDS) in December 2003, which he defined as:

the acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.

Cool contribution to the ’00s political lexicon– and still relevant in many circles.  So, he knows the deal. 

I think his endorsement was expected.  Yet, scolding those on the Right who are ready to give up before the votes have been cast is the right move.  On this site Mike and Sal have catalogued HUGE problems with the voter sampling of many state and national polls and their statistical pro-Obama bias.  In the face of such bias, one needs to continue being rational and not let their emotions sweep them into a defeat which ends up being a self-fulfilling prophecy. 

It’s quite bothersome how so many Republicans want to go down without a fight.  Unfortunately, it’s a symptom of how they have been governing much of this decade (weak and unprincipled) and I’m glad Krauthammer called them out on it.

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