My choice in voting Republican has been to try to select candidates who at least gave lip service to things such as "family values" (while the Clinton's and others laughed at the phrase), advancement based upon individual initiative rather than govt programs, respect for religious values (something else jeered or laughed at by others), preserving things-American rather than continue to see American culture torn down, belittled and replaced by other cultures/traditions. If, in the meanwhile, we run up a bit more debt . . what is the point of balancing the budget if we lose most of what is valuable in our country?
Not saying I think now that the Iraq invasion has served any good purpose. But, I am saying that, if the Democrats have their way, we could have even worse problems than a high level of debt. Now, I think both Repubs and Dems are leading us down the wrong paths.