Tom Smith has me reconsidering my vote:
"With some gratitude I realize that all the talk of Hope and Change can be distilled into a two-fold message that is both direct and pure: If Obama is elected President, the government will give me money. And second, that would be fair. ...
"Indeed, the prospect of getting more money does inspire in me a feeling I recognize as hope, and it would certainly be a welcome change. Like many Americans, I get paid every month, and every month I pay bills. I am struck by the frequency and intensity of the feeling that I could use more money. This would be a change I could believe in. ...
"Some longtime readers may object that this endorsement represents a rejection of every principle I have ever stood for. This may be true. However, I would ask them to consider that standing up for principles against an enthusiastic mob is a good way to make yourself very unpopular. ...
"I do admit I am a little worried about Ahmedwhatshisname getting
nukes and Putin rolling into Europe, with only Obama's charisma to stop
them. I had never really thought of let's all play nicely together as
a foreign policy since it doesn't even work with kids. But hey, is
that really my problem? He has like a zillion brilliant foreign policy
advisers and I'm sure they'll figure something clever out. I can no
longer afford a trip to Israel anyway and I assume pictures of it will
be archived on the internet."