Their reasoning reminds me of the reasoning of otherwise conservative LDS women and men who object to Sarah Palin's candidacy essentially on the grounds that a good mother should not work outside her home. But I am bored of the Palin conversation. Either you agree with her stance on the issues or you don't. Other objections are, in my view, not very relevant to the most important things at stake in this election.
I have been reluctant to post anything political for a few reasons. This blog is, after all, just a record of our family's happenings, and I definitely do not have the time or the energy or the eloquence to engage in ad hoc virtual political argument. And the lawyer in me has a hard time starting but then backing off from such a back and forth. But I read this today and wanted to share it. I love Thomas Sowell. Please read these excerpts from his column:
When terrorists get nuclear weapons, there will be no way to deter suicide bombers. We and our children will be permanently at the mercy of the merciless.
Yet what are we talking about? Taxing and spending policies, socking it to the oil companies and rescuing people who gambled on risky mortgages and lost.
Are we serious? Are we incapable of adult foresight and adult responsibility?
Barack Obama of course has his usual answer: talk. Rhetoric seems to be his answer to everything. Obama calls for "aggressive" diplomacy and "tough" negotiations with Iran.
These colorful adjectives may impress gullible voters but they are unlikely to impress fanatics who are willing to destroy themselves if they can destroy us in the process.
Just what is Senator Obama going to say to Iran that has not been said already? That we don't want them to develop nuclear weapons? That has already been said, every way that it can possibly be said. If talk was going to do the job, it would already have done it by now.
Go to the United Nations? What will they do, except issue warnings— and when these are ignored, issue more warnings?
But what does Obama have besides talk— and adoring crowds?