I wasn’t kidding when I said I would take advantage of Indiana’s open primary system to torpedo Obama. Now, this news from CNN that he’s leading Hillary by 5 percentage points in my own state is one straw closer to being the straw that breaks my back.
I’ve actually spent a lot of time thinking about this, and what I’m ultimately doing is gaming my “worst case scenario” here. To me, Obama winning is worst case scenario: worse so than Hillary winning because at least with Hillary I have the teeny-tiny hope that she’s politically savvy enough to remember being burned by the gun issue in the 90’s and that she’s not stupid enough to try and pull some shenanigans if she gets elected. Also, based on Obama’s recent statements, I think that she’s slightly less of a socialist than he is.
So, come May and the Indiana primary, I’ll cross party lines and vote for Hillary over Obama. I’m still voting for McCain in November, but right now I’m trying hedge my bets so that the worst case scenario of McCain not winning doesn’t give me someone who I am beginning to find almost offensive in his daily rhetoric.