I have hesitated writing this post because of what I know will be the vitriol and hand wringing that has accompanied my post on my personal blog. A look around the Catholic blogosphere for a moment is a clue why many Catholic Obama supporters are, well, keeping their mouths shut. We go to Church every Sunday. We are involved in our Parish life. We are active in the pro-life movement. We have family prayer time. But we cannot in good conscience vote for McCain.
My decision to not vote for McCain is even more shocking because I helped Sarah Palin in her bid for Governor of AK. I stood outside on a street corner with my baby strapped to my back in a pouring rain to wave signs. My mommy group was stunned to hear that I won’t vote the McCain/Palin ticket.
It is hard to convey logically why I cannot vote for McCain. So I will only say the reason I will be voting for Obama is for two reasons. First, because I don’t believe the propaganda of the right. You got me twice! Twice. Not anymore. They have lost ALL credibility with their support of the last 8 years. Second, I am voting for him because I feel a near panic attack coming on when I think of the chance that McCain could be our President for four years.
I am sorry it is not more logical. I am sorry it isn’t well thought out. But I think it is important for so many Catholic McCain apologists to know this may not be logical. It may be that our fear, based on a Bush Republican reign, so overwhelms that we will vote “anybody but the Republicans.”
And telling me I will go to hell because of all the dead babies Obama will directly murder? Sigh.