I've said it before – I'm not a very politically active person. Sure, I wear my "Lick Bush" muscle t-shirt with pride, but I've been wearing that thing since 1992.
However, I cannot help but feel outraged and deeply concerned this election as I see the sort of dire state of a country I actually, with no shame or embarrassment, love very much. I have sat through to the lies, the impossible promises, and the reprehensible fear tactics of this administration for so long and now, as we get closer and closer to November, this is the first time I can ever say, without any creep of cynicism in my voice, that this election really matters. Oh my God does it matter. In that sense, Bruce Springsteen and I have a lot in common. (See how I did that?? I cannot grow up.)
I haven't used this site to discuss anything of a political nature because A) I don't think my opinion is the most informed one (I wish Janeane Garofalo were as generous in this regard), and B) Really, how many Republican conservatives are reading this site? Really. Besides a few folks who've found tremble through links I can't (and don't wish to) control, I think most of the people who read this site are on my side, if not personally then at least politically. So I think using this site as a forum for my political views would be like calling myself just to hear the sound of my own voice. Which doesn't sound like such a bad idea.
My point is, my opinion would not be surprising or enlightening. Today, however, I was fortunate enough to have a friend forward me an opinion that was both of those things. It wasn't on Slate.com or KillthePresident.com. In fact, I can't believe I'm about to link to this without the addition of swear words.
I have never said it before and will likely never say this again but for today, I really appreciate the opinion of New Republic Editor, Andrew Sullivan.