Contemplating American politics leaves me worried. It's not only that we've had incompetent and malign fools running the government for the past few years -- in fact, people who are objectively traitors, to use the recently popular Orwellian formulation -- but that the rot has to be removed without using the traditional, conservative methods of the gallows and the firing squad. The majority of Americans is going to have to learn how to get along with those radicals who think the Constitution is a personal SWAT team and no-fault insurance policy without dumping their bodies into a lime pit, as members of other, less liberal nations might do... even if the only thing those people truly understand is force.
(Because the U.S. is still better than that, that's why. Even Jefferson Davis survived his time in chains, which is more than can be said for many inhabitants of his failed state.)
Thus, in a spirit of inclusion, I offer this vision of national reconciliation:
My endorsements for each party below the fold.
For the Democrats, I am going for the most anti-lime pit major candidate. This excludes Hillary Clinton, whose record shows an unhealthy fascination with the unitary executive, a legal theory which probably should be added to the homicidal triad. Edwards is running a confrontational campaign. However, it should be noted that, as a white man, he can get away with that much more easily than Obama. (I think that, of the tens of millions of black men in this country, only Samuel Jackson could successfully wage a confrontational campaign at the national level without being denounced as a race pimp by the race pimps. Something to keep in mind for 2012, just in case.) Obama is running a conciliatory campaign, but that involves jinking to the right, which is the lime pit position. My judgment is they're roughly equivalent with regards to the lime pit -- but less so than Clinton. Thus, my endorsement: some guy with a vowel at the beginning of his last name.
For the Republicans, it's harder, since they're all strong lime pit candidates. (Including Paul, who wants to move control of the lime pit back to the state level. Texas is strong in the lime pit.) However, I do have a suggestion for a helicopter candidate for the grand old party of Lincoln and, um, Lincoln. He's a real Texan. He's a media figure. He can talk to the youth. He's by necessity libertarian on most issues. He has an MBA, almost. And just looking at him, you know he understands "Don't Tread On Me" at a level few of us can reach:
He even looks like Jesus.
... well, sort of.