Former state senate Republican leader Mark Hillman, an indisputable and articulate conservative, as well as a respected friend, has written a piece for Backbone America titled “If Principles Matter, So Does McCain.” Follow the link to follow his reasoning, but most notable is his conclusion:
Conservatives generally recognize short-sighted self-indulgence when practiced by others. Now many conservatives are in danger of practicing a suicidal self-indulgence of their own.
We must put aside self-pity and frustration and do what we always have done: choose the right and responsible course for our country.
If instead we purposefully withhold our votes to gratify our personal pride and prejudice, the surrendered freedoms, suffocating tax burdens, and national insecurity that result will be as much our responsibility as that of those we â€œhelpedâ€ to elect.
Readers should thank Mark for the clear and forceful voice of reason he has presented. Like me, he hasn’t been an enthusiastic McCain supporter. He was pulling for Romney on caucus night like most Colorado Republicans. But times have changed, and the smart and mature approach is to get behind McCain for President.