We must remember that the Left did not get to where they are now - and America with them - in one election. It didn't happen overnight. It took decades. I look at the election in November as the first of many, many, many stops on a map, on a path leading back to individual liberty; personal responsibility and self-governance; fiscal restraint and responsibility; Constitutionally limited government; a real free market economy; and prosperity for all. The journey starts this year, it doesn't end. I think that Dino can help get the journey started. Maybe he won't be the right guy in six years, maybe he will be, but it will be up to us to make that decision at that time. For this election, especially considering that Patty Murray is the other option, it makes a lot of sense to support Dino. And PS - not everyone supporting Rossi is some sort of establishment Republican. Many of us, myself included, have a laundry list of complaints about the Republican Party establishment - believe me - but we each have to make a choice, and so I have done that.
Here's the thing.
All politicians represent a compromise of some sort. Had Clint won the primary, I would be endorsing him even though I don't agree with him 100% of the time. The ultimate question for me is which candidate will be a rubber stamp for things like ObamaCare? Answer: Patty Murray. Which candidate doesn't care about my concerns because she doesn't need my vote anyway? Answer: Patty Murray. Which candidate called us teabaggers? Answer: Patty Murray.
Which candidate has promised to repeal and replace ObamaCare, and has promised to cut spending and reform entitlements? Answer: Dino Rossi.
For the first part of our journey, that's a pretty darn good start, don't you think?
Now, can we stop tearing each other down and get back to defeating the Queen of Pork? Please?
I mean, what headline do you want to wake up to on November 3rd?