In essence, I am starting to wonder if I am a person without a party.
The Democrats are a complete non-starter with me. They got us into this global war on terrorism due to the eight years of incompetence on the part of Bill Clinton. Now, they are deciding to pursue a poisonous pacifism. Pacifism is not the answer when one is dealing with the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong-Il. In essence, the Dems would do little more than transfers of wealth and trying to get revenge against the Republicans.
But the GOP is not exactly a good choice, either. In essence, a substantial part of the Republican base seems to despise people like my co-blogger and myself as unprincipled (or worse) because we do not toe their line on an issue. We're accused of smears when we rightfully point out the slimy side of certain parts of a coalition on an issue. In essence, aside from the global war on terror, the GOP would be paralyzed as talk-show hosts and pundits enforce an ideological purity that does not have the support of the American people.
That said, those are the only two parties who have any real chance to win. The Dems are a non-starter, so that leaves the GOP. But I'm no longer happy about it.