At Jesus' place, Austin Cline seems to doubt that PUMAs have legitimate concerns or grievances about Obama.
To what extent are former Hillary supporters who threaten to vote for John McCain... standing on principle?
If you don't want to vote for Barack Obama because you sincerely think he would be a poor president for some reason, then even if you're mistaken your position may still be principled and reasonable. If you don't want to vote for Barack Obama — and worse yet want to vote for John McCain — simply in order to exact some petty revenge against insults real or imagined, then merely being mistaken is the least of your problems. Grow up.
Again, I'm planning to vote for the Democrat in November and hoping others will join me in keeping the GOP away from the levers of power.
No matter what happens in the election, or how self-described PUMAs ultimately vote (or don't vote), it behooves us to clearly and comprehensively document the issues.
No matter what sort of leverage we seek or expect, even if it's "I told you sos" or helping America get on the good side of George Santayana, I think it's smart business to build a concise, cogent, and compelling record.
Is there a particularly awesome summary somewhere that should be a simple answer to those who don't see what all the fuss is about? Something that might give those who say "grow up" a little fast-food for thought?
(h/t, No Blood for Hubris)