I don’t spend too much time trying to persuade my readers not to do something they will never do. However, if you are that rare bird, the Shea reader who seriously is considering voting for Obama, consider the undeniable fact that you are insane and should vote for somebody else and never, under any circumstance, as you value your soul, support this man. If you can’t vote for Romney in good conscience then you are in good company: neither can I. But there are candidates out there who are not advocating grave and intrinsic evil. Why throw your vote away on a man you will only feel regret and shame for supporting?
Funniest part: Friedersdorf is told *exactly* the same thing by Obama partisans that I am: he’s *really* voting for Romney if he doesn’t vote Obama; he’s a “purist” because he won’t support cold-blooded murder of innocents; he must, in short, sacrifice his conscience for the sake of the Party. I don’t agree with his choice of Johnson, but I find it hilarious that both parties use the same fear-mongering rhetoric to keep us in line and afraid of the Bogey man.