This is another of my declarative warnings, migrating over from the Althouse blog:
So what are you saying? Vote Obama and not vote at all?
1) I'm not telling you what to do.
2) I'm offering a way out based on reality, and not the game as it's playing out in the mediasphere.
In 2008, with the candidacy of Obama, I said we were dealing with Oprah's NewAge cult. Some people - including Ann Althouse - saw it temporarily but let it go. (It wasn't until recently, after years of being called a fool, the evidence was clear I was right.) Luckily enough, I could vote for McCain back then, avoiding immediate contact with the issues presented.
NewAge is pretty noxious, but also fractious, unorganized, and - because of that - dangerous mostly to those in it. You'll notice that, whether it be Obama, Oprah and Arianna, or many of the other leaders of their movement, things have not worked out well.
In 2012, we face a different cult.
And a different kind of cult - much more organized, totally insular, and much more dangerous - but not just to the people in it, but to our republic as well.
That's what I'm warning against.
But just as I said Obama was the wrong man to be our "first black president," because of his cultish outlook, Mitt Romney is the wrong "business man with an economic background" to replace him for the same reason.
The Republicans want to get rid of Obama. I get that. But, like a parent watching their impulsive kid recklessly backing the car too fast out of the driveway for the first time, I'm dreading what I know is coming.
Personally, I'd draft Thomas Sowell in a second. Whether he wanted the job or not. At gunpoint if necessary. He could pick the cabinet of his choice, and do whatever the fuck he wanted, because he's rational, understands the issues - especially economics - is beholden to no one and intellectually beyond reproach. He's what we need in a president.