Alright, I admit it. I spend at least a couple of hours each day reading other people’s blogs. It’s part of what I get paid for. Lucky me, right?
Once in a great while I’ll happen upon a blog post that I just have to print out and put in my “Don’t Forget” file. I hit one of those today. It was written by Jeff Fecke of Alas! A Blog and deals with a topic that has been bothering me for some time. He entitled it “The Choice.” I hope you’ll go read the whole thing.
Barack Obama is imperfect. I can understand being frustrated by him. I can understand even wanting to primary him with a “perfect” candidate, though I disagree strongly with the idea that such a candidate exists. But I cannot understand looking at a choice between Obama and any of the Republican candidates and thinking that the Republican would be better. The choice that progressives and liberals have is not between perfect and evil. It is between Obama and evil. And if you’re willing to choose evil to spite Obama — well, in my mind, that makes you as bad as the evil itself.