Better Red Than Dead is my slogan for this election, one that succinctly describes why I’m voting a straight red or Republican ticket in 1.5 weeks.
For me the defining issue of our era is fundamentalist Islam and the terror that it spawns. A little over 5 years ago it killed 3,000 of my countrymen. Prior to that attack there was on average an attack every year that targeted the United States.
Since September 11 there have been several attempts at terror, including shoe-bomber Richard Reid’s attempt at taking down a transcontinental airliner in December 2001. Had he been successful, we would have added another 300+ people to the long list of those killed by Islamic terrorists.
Given the behavior of the Democrats, especially their refusal to even acknowledge that we are fighting for our lives against a formidable foe, I cannot trust any of them with the safety of my family.
So I’m voting Republican. While I have serious issues with the party on environmental conservation, business welfare, and others – the safety of my family trumps everything else. Consequently no matter how good a democrat is (like Harold Ford jr or locally, Tom Carper), I can’t vote for him because to do so would be to validate the fantasyland the Democratic Party has coccooned itself in.
Better Republican and alive with my taxes going to wealthy CEOs than dead with pretty much the same thing happening anyway.