There are a lot of really real conservatives who are dissatisfied with McCain. And it looks like a growing contingent are even willing to vote Hillary over McCain. Sadly, I happen to be one of them. If they're not being hyperbolic, Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh may also be in our ranks. The New York post piece refers to us a suicide voters but I think that's far from the truth. If the Republicans aren't going to have a real conservative in the White House then they're better off being the minority opposition. And with Hillary's drive to follow polls above all else and her newest Hillarycare proposals looking suspiciously like Romneycare in Massachusetts, I'm just not afraid of her as President. I'd rather have that than a Republican president who pushes the Republican Congress into a left wing agenda they wouldn't otherwise go for just so they can support their party's President. Here's how I see my own personal voting scenarios (Updated):
Romney vs. Obama: Romney
Huckabee vs. Hillary: Hillary
Huckabee vs. Obama: Huckabee
McCain vs. Hillary: Hillary
McCain vs. Obama: None of the Above*
Too bad Gingrich sat out of this one. As long as Newt sticks to his ideals, there's no way I'd ever vote for anyone else. Unfortunately, his marital troubles would hurt him badly. (And I'm not even talking about the affair during the Clinton impeachment since Newt never lied under oath about an affair. I'm talking about the serving his wife divorce papers in the middle of her getting treated for cancer. Nothing illegal there but it sure won't help public perception.)
* An idea Pat and Jerz thought they had pioneered until I pointed out it was a major plot point in the Richard Pryor version of Brewster's Millions.