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NOW HEAR THIS YOU WRITE IN “CONSERVATIVES”… HOW CAN YOU ASK SOMEONE IN A BATTLEGROUND TO VOTE MCCAIN WHEN YOU’RE ON RECORD VOTING FOR ANYONE ELSE?

Look…

I’m a Huge Romney fan… HUGE. I’m MORMON… I live in IDAHO. I’m sure my states’ gonna carry for McCain…

I’m going straight to the voting booth right now after this blog and I’m punchin’ it for Johnny Mac and Sarracuda!

Why you ask? Because I have been watching carefully since Mitt lost… waiting for John McCain to prove to me that he’s worthy of the GOP nod… praying that my hopes of justice, fairness, conservatism wasn’t completely wasted on a Washington insider that got a lucky break from the media… hoping that Mitt’s endorsement was more than political expediency which to me would mean that he’s like all the others, just better dressed. I believe Mitt is sincere in his endorsement of McCain. This opened the door…

Overall McCain himself won me over. He is a hero… he has integrity… I don’t believe he’s a lip-service politician. His pick for Palin made me apprehensive… was he doing this just to placate the base, or for political expediency? I discovered that it was foolish to assume too much about McCain’s intentions until he speaks about them on record. I can appreciate that he’s analyzing before and after his decisions.

I believe that the constitution is under attack all over in social and fiscal issues… I worry about civil liberties being surrendered by FISA…but overall I am willing to go to war on the basis of freedom and justice…

That makes me a Conservative at least on paper… who knows what I am… what I do know is I want to go on record stating that I am supporting McCain even though I could have done a Write-In and voted for Mitt, or Mickey Mouse…

Yeah I’d vote for Romney in a heartbeat if he were on the ticket… but he’s not, and there’s more at stake than petty primary indifferences.

This is a republic that has utilized democracy. I find that we live in an imperfect form of government that has the greatest potential of all governments to protect freedoms.

In the end, I believe the practical thing to do is to do the practical thing. In this case, voting my conscience means voting for the guy that will protect my freedoms as he says he will and not asking someone else to do it for me.

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