| Posted by Palomino
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Obama has been running a swiftboating campaign right out of Karl Rove's playbook. It has often been said that when fascism came to America, it would have a friendly face. What almost no one said was that it would be slipped in by way of the left--and I say this as a lifelong leftist progressive and a registered Democrat. I noticed that something was very wrong on the night of the South Carolina primary, as a theatrically furious Obama delivered his victory speech to a crowd largely made up of white people creepily chanting "Race doesn't matter" when the only reason Obama had won was the black vote. It's fine with me, by the way, if black people want to vote for Obama because he's black. It's about time we had a black president. But it was the doublespeak that set off my alarms. The treatment of Hillary Clinton during this campaign has been a national disgrace. I cannot abide the race-bating, ageist, misogynist, thuggish Obamanazis, and I will not support Obama in the general election. Conscience requires me to sit this one out. In the circumstances, we could do worse than President John McCain, which is what we're likely to get, since Obama 08 = McGovern 72, except that McGovern's campaign never took the low road the way Obama's has done. The Democratic Party's nominating process is deeply flawed. We should not allow anyone but Democrats to vote in our primaries, we should abolish caucuses. I give Obama credit for gaming the system and playing for delegates in tiny Republican-state caucuses. He's a skilled politician. But he's also a dangerous demagogue who is not qualified to be president. I'm sorry we won't have a Democratic president next time, but McCain truly is the lesser evil.