Bah humbug, or my candidate for prez...
At a Christmas party this past weekend, I joked with a spouse of a friend who also happens to be a lawyer that, with the exception of my hawkish foreign policy stance in the the ME, my politics were largely of the liberal bent. Her response was typical of the far left, moonbat, know it all's, and without asking me a single question regarding anything political, basically retorted that I was not worthy of joining their reindeer games. Nice. Isn't there an "ist" word like, pigeonholist or something?
Anyhoo... While trolling the blogosphere today, I found this fun little exercise. According to ABC News, the presidential candidates that most fit the answers I gave to the policy questions they posed are as follows:
1. Chris Dodd
2. Duncan Hunter
3. Hillary Clinton
Chris Dodd, five term Connecticut Democrat. Duncan Hunter, hawkish Vietnam vet, long time California Republican. Hillary Clinton, former first lady, two term senator New York Democrat.
It's a long way to next November. It would appear that my vote is up for grabs along with what I believe to be many others who are, for lack of a better word, centrist hawks.
For the record and if anybody cares, I believe in civil unions for gay folk, gun control, am solidly pro-choice (with common sense restrictions). I think in HINDSIGHT invading Iraq should not have been our top priority, but STRONGLY believe we must stay and stabilize the country as best we can no matter how long it takes. I have little tolerance for those who marginalize and rationalize Islamic zealotry or the blatant human rights vioaltions couched as "cultural differences (i.e. the enslavement of women), or U.S. historical apologists for that matter. I support strict control on immigration and tight seals on our borders, BUT support LEGAL immigration of as many folks as our economy needs and/or can support no matter what that number is. I am a big supporter of the Fair Tax initiative.
Ho, Ho, Ho... Let the campaign begin!