Friday, September 24, 2010

Just A Bit Outside

If I may be so bold, I'd like to add a thought to Saint Paul's excellent post on supporting Christine O'Donnell. As annoying as it was when Republican Party hacks told us that we must support mushy moderate candidates like Arlen Specter or Charlie Crist just because they had an "R" next to their name, it's now equally annoying to have Tea Party hacks telling us that we must support fatally flawed candidates like O'Donnell just because she's the "true conservative."

If I lived in Delaware (shudder), would I vote for O'Donnell instead of the Bearded Marxist (great idea for a Halloween costume)? Of course. But that doesn't mean that I'm going to pretend that there aren't very real and serious concerns about her qualifications for higher office. Just because the Democrats have elected a number of lightweights and clowns to the United States Senate does not justify conservatives lowering our standards as well.

And leave the ideological groupthink and purity purges to the Left. Those of us who refuse to put on the blinders and pull the O'Donnell bandwagon aren't traitors to the conservative cause or closet RINOs. We're just calling 'em like we see 'em.