Crossposted at DailyKos
Heh. You read me right. Ha, ha, ha, ha! Joshua Trevino, co-founder of the conservative blogging flagship site Redstate can’t pull the trigger for the McCain/Palin ticket.
In the end, I couldn’t do it. My California ballot arrived in the mail today, and I opened it fully intending to vote for John McCain. I filled out the state propositions first — yes on 8, no on everything proposing a new bond or new spending — then the local offices, straight Republican excepting Kevin Johnson for (nonpartisan) Sacramento mayor.
Finally, the vote for President of the United States: an academic exercise in California, where Barack Obama will surely win by a crushing margin. But good citizenship demands voting as if it matters.
Do I believe in John McCain? Not as much as I used to.
Do I believe in Sarah Palin? Despite my early enthusiasm for her, now not at all.
Do I believe in the national Republican Party? Not in the slightest — even though I see no meaningful alternative to it.
So, my choice for President in 2008, scrawled in my ballot as an act of futile protest, is Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. If nothing else, I am confident this is the first of several votes I will cast for him in years to come.
Emphasis mine. Granted he’s in San Francisco (which embarrasses me as a native Californian), so he can afford a protest vote. Still, it’s saying something that this guy (of all people) can’t get behind McCain, not even with winks and starburst smiles from Hockey Puck.
Anyone else feeling good about November?