A reader writes:

I loved this post.  Why?  It’s not because I necessarily agree with all of it, or any of it, for that matter.  But because it’s a post about real policy differences; honest, thoughtful and completely legitimate.  I fully expect that after Obama is elected, you will spend the next 4 years rightfully hammering him on his policies and then hopefully you’ll get to vote for someone more in line with your conservative ideals.

But not this year.  We have to get the big things right (no torture, sane Middle East policy, sweeping our government clean of the Christianists) before we can move back to these quaint discussions.

I look forward to the day when you expressing your conservative view infuriates me.  For now, it just makes me warmly smile, thinking fondly of times, past and future, when talking about things like “tax fairness” are the most important things we need to change in our government.

If Obama is elected, I'm sure I will find plenty to criticize him on. I'm also sure his election would be the best thing to happen for the future of conservatism as a coherent governing philosophy in a long time.

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