I'm with you. This is the sort of thing we need to hash out in the primaries. Now is the time to close ranks and get the guy who will do better than the other. Even if he is far from perfect (and who has ever run for office that is anywhere close to perfection?), he is much less damaging than the alternative. Get the better choice in office, then begin griping again. But get the Republican, who might listen to small government arguments to appease the periphery of his base, as opposed to the Democrat who has no incentive at all to even give small government a hearing.