Saturday, October 15, 2016

I’m Voting for McMullin

[Originally posted to Ricochet Member Feed Oct. 5, 2016]

I’ve just come home from an Evan McMullin for President rally in Provo, Utah. (News report from local newspaper.) I’m convinced that Evan is the real deal. Remember when people accused Mitt Romney of speaking conservatism as a second language? That’s not McMullin. He speaks like a native. He cares about poverty. He cares about national security without hating the nations that surround us. He cares about religious freedom.

I feared the rally would be all about why we shouldn’t support other candidates, but it wasn’t. Evan presented a positive message of long term hope. His sights extend beyond the election next month. He wants to reinvigorate the conversations about principles rather than piling on the hate-wagon.

There is nothing slick or bombastic about Evan. He isn’t a showman or a cheerleader. He comes across as likeable, humble, and competent. I feel like got a glimpse into his heart and that he would strive to make the best decisions he can rather than making mostly decisions that benefit his self-interest and his electoral prospects.

I’ve seen enough of his media appearances to understand that he isn’t delusional about his chances for winning. Yet he understands that people who don’t run have lost already and I’m proud of him for being in the arena.

I’m voting for Evan McMullin for President of the United States.

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