I can see where these guys are coming from, and I don't want to sound like John Kerry, but it surely is a bit more complicated than that. Simply put: the blackmail is a bluff. Any president elected after 9/11 will understand that defense of this country is the overwhelming priority - if only for his own political survival. The explicit differences between Bush and Kerry on this are not so glaring - or, more to the point, not so extreme that they can plausibly de described as making the difference between life and death, or victory and defeat.
Wednesday, September 22, 2004
Sullivan: Vote for Bush ... Or Else
Sullivan is a must read as always. He has a well thought-out argument for those conservatives who "can't trust Kerry" on security: