So: Rudy is almost certainly out of the race, and endorsing John McCain.
Now is the time for all good men and women to come to the aid of their country and support Mitt Romney — not because of who he is, but because of who he isn’t. Mitt Romney isn’t John McCain (and he isn’t Mike Huckabee). And that’s enough.
I’m reading comments from a lot of people who appear to be ready to help Professor Bainbridge elect a Democrat by not voting, or supporting any Republican in any way. I understand the thinking behind such pronouncements: none of our choices are particularly good, and nobody seems likely to hew to conservative principles in a satisfactory way.
But ultimately, we are all on a slow train headed towards Obamabillaryland — a land where the Supreme Court is radically shifted back towards Warren Court sensibilities, where Iraq is ignobly abandoned to the terrorists, and where Big Government is seen as the hammer for every nail. We’re approaching a place where the train just might be steered away from Obamabillaryland — but we need everyone’s help to accomplish the steering.
If you don’t help, because you don’t want to be responsible for steering the train to Mittland — or, worse, Maverickland or Jesusland — well, it’s your decision and I understand the thinking.
But we’ll still end up in Obamabillaryland.
And when we get there, I don’t want to hear a single word of complaint from anyone who wasn’t up there trying to help steer us away.