The Daily Beast follows up with some ObamaCons, conservatives who supported the president’s election in 2008, to find out why many of them are sticking by the guy. Among those interviewed is our own Wick Allison, who once called Obama “a true pragmatist to lead the country” butÂ recanted his endorsement last year.
That still doesn’t mean he’s voting for Mitt Romney:
Wick Allison, former publisher of The National Review under William F. Buckley and current publisher of The American Conservative, also reaffirms his Obama decision, albeit in anguished lukewarm tones. “I will probably vote for Obama, unless I have a Gary Johnson—inspiration in the voting booth. (My vote in Texas is wasted anyway.),” Allison wrote in an email. “Romney is the opposite of conservative, with a plan that is fiscally reckless and a foreign policy that is unnecessarily militant. Obama has done about the best that could have been done, considering the united GOP opposition in Congress. My questions about Obamacare and my disappointment that we are not already out of Afghanistan are not enough to make me embrace a candidacy that even George W. Bush would have been repelled by–and, having had time to reflect on his own record, perhaps is.”