I come in contact with a lot of conservatives, some in person and some in cyberspace. Over the last few months, I have heard from several that while they will be voting for John McCain next week, they will be doing so reluctantly, grudgingly, even ashamedly, as the "lesser of two evils." I have also heard it said that a lot of people who are voting for McCain are doing so simply out of fear of the alternative.
Well, I will admit that yes, I am afraid of an Obama presidency. But I would just like to say here, for the record, that while Senator McCain may not have been my first choice for the Republican nomination, and while I may not agree with him on all the issues, he is in my mind hardly the lesser of two evils. Far from it. In fact, I think there is no comparison between him and Barack Obama in the areas of character and conviction and courage and knowledge and understanding and judgment and every other thing that matters in a president, and my vote for him on Election Day will be cast with a clear conscience and utter conviction that at this pivotal moment in history, he is the best man for this job. I look at him and I see, if not a man that I think is 100% correct in all his views, nevertheless a man that I can respect and trust because he understands this country and has her best interests at heart. And that means more to me than I can express.
Come next Wednesday, win or lose, I will be proud to say I stood with John McCain.