Why I Don’t Endorse Candidates… Especially in Election Years!

Paleocrat Diaries No. 9 (Feb. 23, 2016)

My approach to writing/talking about politics in election years is so radically different from what I see and read from so many others in my line of work! I put myself on thin-ice all the time with my praise & criticism of candidates, particularly those running for high offices…

…and especially when so much is on the line!

But I’m in absolutely nobody’s pocket, though, not ever! And I try to be cognizant of my own biases, intentionally reading from as many diverse sources as I can, even from otherwise radical/fringe groups — I rarely agree with them but I’m open to the challenge! More than that, I’m surrounded by brilliant and engaging people from diverse political and religious landscapes! They challenge me all the time, constantly keeping me on my toes, often forcing me even to question assumptions that have been at the core of my thought for decades!

If the ire of my DNC & GOP friends are any indication, I think I’m walking the walk here. My followers can rest assured of many things, but this much is some rubber hitting the road stuff: I’ll never defend or even excuse a candidate’s bad ideas/actions. Not one iota! Not for one second!
Agree or disagree, ’tis what it is. I’d say it’s part of my MO. 
No apologies, no regrets!
The Paleocrat
FTR – No endorsements since the primary of 2008, & proud of it! Since 2004, I’ve been willing to praise & criticize any candidate from any party on any issue in any way I think is justified, even (and especially) through the general election.