Everyone knows by now that Clint Didier, despite having made it very clear during the primary season that he would support the GOP nominee, whomever it might be (and knowing that it could very well be Dino Rossi), has withheld his endorsement from said nominee. Rather than getting wholeheartedly behind Rossi, Didier chose to enumerate three conditions upon which his endorsment would be based.
I understand the issues involved are important to Didier - heck, they're important to me! - but I think he may be failing to see the forest for the trees. (I wanted to use some really clever football lingo there, but, yeah. I don't know anything about football.) So let me clear things up for Clint a bit and tell him everything he needs to know about Dino Rossi in order to feel good about an endorsement.
Here it is in a nutshell:
He's not Patty Murray.
Yes, it really is that simple. Sure, we'd all prefer to vote for a candidate who shares all of our views and excites us with fiery rhetoric, but in the absence of that, we have to act like adults and ask ourselves, "What's better? Something or nothing?"