I Want to Vote for Sam Brownback ...
... and, by golly, I'm going to vote for him!
Last night, I was on the telephone with my Dad, who will be voting in the Texas primary next week. He asked me who I was voting for in the Ohio primary, which is on the same day as the one in Texas.
I went into this long soliloquy about how I had initially supported Brownback, had become disillusioned with the entire GOP field after Brownback left the race, was resigned to the fact that McCain was going to be the GOP nominee (and wasn't exactly happy about that), and wasn't going to dirty my hands by trying to muck up the works in the Democrat primary.
So, I said (as I have said here and elsewhere) that I will probably vote for the most pro-life candidate, which means either Mike Huckabee or Ron Paul.
But then I started thinking: if my vote is going to turn out to be merely symbolic anyway, why shouldn't I vote for the guy I wanted to vote for all along? Why shouldn't I vote for the candidate whose positions on the entire spectrum of issues come most closely to those of the Catholic Church? Even if that candidate is no longer in the running.
So, I've changed my mind about who I'll be voting for in next week's Ohio primary. It won't be Huckabee or Paul.
I'll be writing in Sam Brownback.