We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
On the ride home from Home Depot this afternoon, I heard a re-run of Hannity interviewing Rudy this past week. I know that many conservatives do not trust his conservative convictions, but I do. Very impressive: cheerful, optimistic, common-sensical, market-oriented, quick-thinking, and happy to talk about the American ideal of limited government. It might have been a high-class con job, but it didn't sound like it.
His best sound bite in the conversation was "The Democratic candidates want to take America backwards."
While there is much to commend about Mayor Guliani, his social positions, especially on abortion, aka infanticide, and homosexual zealotry leave this country still decaying badly from within. And I am not much of a fan of Hannity any longer--he's conservative in the Sean Hannity tradition--which is not all that long on substance--just rhetoric.
John, I most respectfully submit. My choice will be predicated on who will best protect this country. I agree that domestic considerations have a role in the success of such. But we cannot turn back the clock, though many might wish too. For the foreseeable future I will not be voting Dem, that way leads disaster. But the 'pubs have to give on some of the issues to get elected. Which issues will those be?