I'm stuck in the Denver airport and CNN has a news flash.
Romney is out. John McCain will be the GOP nominee. Now what?
Some conservatives have reportedly formed a suicide voters pact, meaning they'll vote for Hillary just to punish McCain.
This position is stupid. It's also immoral.
It puts one's emotions ("I hate McCain") above our moral obligation to save as many lives as possible given current political realities.
I realize that some conservatives feel we must purify the party with an electoral loss. Sure, losing an election tends to do that. But at what cost? That is to say, what, exactly, do these purists think a reconstituted and purified GOP will reasonably accomplish in future election cycles? Are the purists prepared to wait 25 years to undo the damage done by Hillary or Obama court appointees? Do purists really think a future GOP Congress will just march right in and undo a federal health care plan that includes universal abortion coverage and destructive embryo research?
For me, I vote to limit the damage. Greg Koukl is right: A second-class fireman is better than a first class arsonist.