Despite the way some of my detractors like to characterize me, I don’t demonize those with whom I disagree. Good and honest people can see things very differently. (Which is not quite to say that all of the people of whom I’m critical are good and honest. A few of them, sadly, don’t seem to be, and, in fact, a small handful of them have spent a great deal of time and effort seeking to demonize me. But the general point holds.)
Although I think he’s spectacularly wrong on many issues and that his policies are badly hurting America, and though I devoutly hope that he’ll move out of the White House come January, I don’t demonize Barack Obama. He seems, in several ways, a decent enough fellow, a good husband and father, a likable guy.
But this, to me, represents an insuperable moral issue. And I don’t want somebody on the opposite side of it from me to be naming Supreme Court justices over the next four years.