Tony Blankley has written a suitable corrective for those Republicans and conservatives inclined to sit this election out because they think the Republicans haven't adhered to the true religion; have spent money like drunken sailors; haven't tacked immigation; been nice enough to social conservatives; competent enough, or whatever.
This may all be true. . .but the point is ? Putting Teddy Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi and the beneficiaries of George Soros and Michael Moore's campaign contributions in power is better ? Personally, I'd rather hand the country over to Chirac.
No, I haven't been completely satisfied with Bush or the Republicans either, but complete satisfaction with the choices our system gives us, in such a large country, is impossible. Staying home this election day would be worse than a crime -- it'd be a mistake. Power, as Napoléon put it, is never ridiculous. So don't listen to all the Barbra Streisand in the papers and on television about how demoralized the Republican base is. That's what the talking heads want you to be. "Many conservatives," the gasbags tell us, "believe the Republicans have 'lost their way' and need a spell out of power." Don't you believe it ! That's the wolves telling the sheep to go to sleep and be pro-carnivore. Don't buy into that. As the Blogging Caesar (Scott Elliott) told us a few days back, it's all in our hands.
Smell the coffee. Vote Early, Vote Often, Vote Right; and, (here's a second link) go read Mr. Blankley's piece.