With today’s editorial cartoon, I have no doubts that a conservative would never vote for Obama to spite Romney. However it is true that many conservative groups are calling on him to move to the right or lose their support. So isn’t that really the same thing? Tony Perkins (no not the actor), of the conservative group Family Research Council said this: “And so if the party is moving in a different direction, we are not going there. The only reason there was an alignment with Rick Santorum from our constituency is because Rick embraced the ideas, the policies and the principles that our organization and our constituency believes in…If they don’t, they’re not going to get the unbridled enthusiastic support that Rick Santorum enjoys.”
So maybe they don’t vote for Obama but more likely just don’t vote. If you have choice between supporting a guy who agrees with 50% of your beliefs versus one that supports 0% (obvious exaggeration), wouldn’t the logical thing to do is try to get something out of it? Or do you enjoy bitching about the country for another 4 years? I guess I will never understand the mindset of the far left/right.
On a different but not necessarily lighter note, I did a caricature tribute to Dick Clark this week. New Years Eve won’t be the same without you (and please no Mayan jokes…I have heard them in every form the last week. haha)