Okay, I am basically going to respond to myself here.
I actually like LABF, for the most part (I'm sure he'll sleep better tonight). I like that he's passionate (even though sometimes I wonder if he is an employee of the DNC
). I just don't know anyone
who doesn't cross lines occasionally when it comes to politics - if they are being honest. I generally vote Republican - especially as I get older. But I can look at a guy like Obama and be pretty intrigued by him. What makes others label him as naive is what I find refreshing about him. I don't think he's a cliche, and I believe he's genuine in the things he professes to believe. And maybe we need someone willing to "reinvent the wheel" a little, at this point. I'm not sure I could vote for him, but I'm not sure I couldn't.
Actually, I doubt I could vote for him. I could
vote for a Democrat, though. I never approach an election saying, "I don't care who the Republicans throw out there. It'll be better than the alternative."
And that's just my point. I don't want to read about the left or right pat answer to every issue. I am interested in real opinions. I am open-minded in the belief that neither side has all the right answers. Philosophically, I lean right; but as I have said before, I am just as turned off by the right-wing crazy as I am the left-wing crazy.
That said, I think LABF is a pretty decent guy. I should have never mentioned him in the same context as a guy like freak6, and I apologize for that.