(DISCLAIMER: I am not Bob Krumm. I am Roger Abramson, who will be sitting in for Bob for a little while. This is (yet again) an astonishing misjudgment by Bob, but you’ll need to take that up with him.)
So I’m reading this endorsement of Barack Fidel Castro Obama by Douglas Kmiec, and, well, I guess I’m missing something, because he really gives no real reason for his endorsement of the guy. I found this disappointing, because I was pretty interested in hearing (reading) a conservative apologia for Obama. Instead, we got a lot of fluff.
Here is my summary of the endorsement:
Paragraph One: I endorse Barack Obama. He seems like a pretty good chap.
Paragraph Two: The only reason you should even care about this endorsement is because I’m a conservative Republican.
Paragraph Three: Here are five major things I believe in.
Paragraph Four: Obama does not agree with me on any of those things.
Paragraph Five: Never mind all that! The current administration is a disaster.
Paragraph Six: The extremist Islamic threat is a top priority. Here’s hoping that Obama will focus more attention on it.
And…that’s it. Frankly, that’s pretty lame. Now, I’m not knocking his apostasy. Lord knows I’m the last person to do that. I just have a problem with his flimsy argument.
Kmiec is usually better than that. Which leads me to believe there’s something more going on here. One possible theory: this is less a pro-Obama position as it is an anti-McCain position. But maybe he doesn’t even realize that yet.