Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

One last thing...

It has occurred to me this morning that I've actually started *enjoying* the current race. That hasn't happened in a long time, and it's a delightful change of pace.

Stepping back, it's clearly because, for the first time in a long time, I broadly respect the remaining candidates. With (as always) the notable exception of Romney, I think they're all pretty sincere and principled folks, even the extreme ones. I mean, Ron Paul may be a bit of a nutjob and Huckabee a theocrat, but they both appear to be decent and honest, even if I think they're poorly suited to be President due to tunnel-vision.

And with it looking like McCain will probably coast to the Republican nomination, we're probably left with three plausible candidates, none of whom disgust or terrify me. That's incredibly refreshing. I've been standing in political smog for so many years, I had almost forgotten what a little clean air smells like. There's a very real chance of a final election where I get to vote *for* somebody, instead of simply *against*...
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