Friday, May 9, 2008

Repugs not set on McCain - Okie conservative to leave ballot blank in November

...there remain Republicans, mainly conservatives, who have problems with McCain's past positions, including advocacy for comprehensive immigration reform and restrictions on campaign spending by independent groups.

Charlie Meadows, chairman of the Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee, is among them.

"If I lived in a battleground state, I would buy a No. 10 clothespin, clip it on my nose, go into the voting booth and pull the McCain lever," said Meadows, a leader of a Paul faction that unsuccessfully challenged a party-sanctioned slate at the state GOP convention last weekend in Tulsa. "But in Oklahoma, where McCain will win with a 200,000-vote surplus, he does not need my vote, and I will leave my ballot blank."

That's fine with me - hey, I wouldn't mind it if all the conservatives in Oklahoma stayed home, and we turned this state blue. But I don't see it happening. The point is that if there are enough conservatives who feel like this guy, then we're in damned good shape against McSame in November.

The article also discusses the Ron Paul "Revolution" disrupting Republican conventions across the country and demanding a voice at the convention. I just think that's funny. Ron Paul is a racist pig, but libertarianism in itself isn't a terrible thing - just very wrong on economic issues. I wouldn't mind seeing pure libertarianism become more mainstream in the Repugnant party - at least then they'd stop crowing about same sex marriage.