Cartoon of the 2008 Election Year
Linked by Kevin at The Smallest Minority.
Wash it down with this post from Rational Passion, also linked at TSM.
An excerpt (but please read the whole thing):
When I search for good arguments from left-liberals--and I truly do look for them--I find none. Which is fair enough--I think they're wrong, so I'm not surprised they don't have any good arguments. But I don't just mean that I find a lot of bad arguments--though I do find those. Too often, I find no arguments at all. I find insults and smears--accusations of racism as the only explanation for opposition to Obama, for example--without even the pretense of argument. And in all likelihood, I suspect that the American people will not reward Barack Obama with the White House for spouting the same left-liberal talking points that left-liberals have been spouting for decades (with a side of hopey-changey rhetoric added for "inspiration"). I suspect that they will punish his supporters for some of the things they've said and written during this campaign.
Can Obama win? Sure--the Republicans have messed things up pretty badly, and it's not inconceivable that the public will punish them for it by turning over the entire government to the Democrats. But no matter how much the Republicans deserve to lose, the Democrats do not deserve to win. And I suspect they won't.
Still, I won't be voting for McCain. Ayn Rand once wrote that "There is a limit to the notion of voting for the lesser of two evils." I am sticking with what I wrote in January before the first primary results came in: I will not vote for either major-party candidate. Barring the unforeseen, I suspect I'll be writing in John Galt--and I hope you'll do the same if you bother to vote at all.
If you want to know what positive actions you can take that will be more likely to make an impact--a John Galt write-in campaign, even if thousands of people participate, will probably not get reported by the media and will thus be a waste of time--I suggest acquainting yourself with the ideas of the defenders of individual rights and limited government--especially those of Ayn Rand--and speaking up for the principles on which individual liberty depends (reason and self-interest) in any forum available to you. In that spirit, here's a great analysis of the election from Craig Biddle of The Objective Standard, a publication I highly recommend.