I oppose every major domestic policy that Barack Obama has put forward since assuming the White House. Unless Mitt Romney gets caught with both a dead girl and a live boy at the same time, I will vote for him in November. That said, I’m hugely disturbed by the way that many Republicans think about the President. It’s bad for the country and worse for the Republican Party.
The facts are pretty simple: Barack Obama is an intelligent person, a terrific memoirist, a good husband to his wife, and a doting father to his girls. Since I personally have a much closer connection to Bill Ayers than Obama does–he and his wife came to my Bar Mitzvah and are frequent guests at my parents’ home in Chicago– I can’t believe that there’s anything wrong with the fact that Obama met Ayers a few times. I’m also pleased that Obama ordered the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden and oversaw the repeal of don’t-ask-don’t tell.
That said, I am a conservative and Obama is a liberal. Continue reading