After a few weeks spent tracking down and questioning pollsters and the reporters of polls, I can assure the reader that pollsters are the modern-day alchemists. They promise to turn numbers into predictive gold. We'd all like to believe these magical powers exist, but we shouldn't. The pollsters of 2012 just don't know who is going to win in November any more than did the pollsters of 1980 know that Ronald Reagan was headed towards a landslide in that late-breaking year.
Actually, they ARE all bad. Assuming your two sticking points are the "pro-war" and "pro-drug-war" stands, take them one at a time. War--especially endless police-actions seven thousand miles from our shores--is the quickest path to tyranny. That's a paraphrase of that OTHER awful "peacenik", James Madison. Regarding the insane war on drugs, I need only point out that it is obviously unconstitutional. Unless you can point out some part of the Constitution that authorizes such things. Beware, though, if you say "general welfare clause," or "necessary and proper" clause, you're arguing like a liberal by interpreting the Constitution as a "living document."
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