While I'm too busy teaching Olivia her new name* to articulate exactly why I'm voting Republican this year, it actually seems I don't need to:
If control of the House passes into Democratic hands, there are enough withdraw-on-a-timetable Democrats in positions of prominence that it will not only seem to be a victory for our enemies, it will be one.
Unfortunately, the opposite is not the case -- if the Republican Party remains in control of both houses of Congress there is no guarantee that the outcome of the present war will be favorable for us or anyone else.
But at least there will be a chance.
I say this as a Democrat, for whom the Republican domination of government threatens many values that I hold to be important to America's role as a light among nations.
More worrying, however, is the notion that someone on the left side of the peanut gallery could hold so many positions in common with me. Could I in fact be a crypto-Democrat? The mind boggles.