Thursday, October 30, 2008

Conservatives for Obama

Several well-known conservatives have publicly endorsed Barack Obama including Colin Powell, Christopher Buckley, and Ken Adelman. Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic provides "The Top Ten Reasons Conservatives Should Vote for Obama."

10. A body blow to racial identity politics
9. Less debt.
8. A return to realism and prudence in foreign policy.
7. An ability to understand the difference between listening to generals and delegating foreign policy to them.
6. Temperament.
5. Faith. Obama's fusion of Christianity and reason, his non-fundamentalist faith, is a critical bridge between the new atheism and the new Christianism.
4. A truce in the culture war.
3. Two words: President Palin.
2. Conservative reform. Until conservatism can get a distance from the big-spending, privacy-busting, debt-ridden, crony-laden, fundamentalist, intolerant, incompetent and arrogant faux conservatism of the Bush-Cheney years, it will never regain a coherent message to actually govern this country again.
1. The War Against Islamist terror. The strategy deployed by Bush and Cheney has failed...Those conservatives who remain convinced, as I do, that Islamist terror remains the greatest threat to the West cannot risk a perpetuation of the failed Manichean worldview of the past eight years, and cannot risk the possibility of McCain making rash decisions in the middle of a potentially catastrophic global conflict. If you are serious about the war on terror and believe it is a war we have to win, the only serious candidate is Barack Obama.

--Ballard Burgher

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