Et tu, Brute?

1996 – Bob Dole

2000 – George W. Bush

2004 – George W. Bush

2008 – Barack Obama??

Something is seriously wrong with that pattern and the implication is true.  Although I am staunch Republican, and have been since devouring “See, I Told You So” by Rush Limbaugh at age 16, this is the first election year I could not, in good conscience, vote Republican.  Yes, I could have voted Republican and kept my pristine record, knowing that Illinois would go Obama no matter what, I decided it was necessary to choose the best ticket.  Notice the emphasis.  That should provide insight into my dissatisfaction with the GOP.

But also, it was extremely hard to resist grassroots efforts like below; I’m such a pig. 😉

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