One might read this post and ask: "How does this help our side?" I don't know that it does help "our side" and I don't know what "our side" is. The answers to some of my questions might help me understand what the person means when he says "our side." What does it say about "our side" if an honest asking of questions and expression of concern harms it?
Are questions and concerns are illegitimate if they do not serve a politician's or political party establishment's purposes? Is this not the time for seeking an understanding because this is the (current) most important election cycle of our lifetime and therefore all concern must be brushed aside for the greater good? Are any honest questions about the appointed Republican front-runners (or those deemed electable by the omniscient residents of the power centers on the East Coast or in Chicago) not honest questions at all, but the conniving constructions of Obama's BFFs?
There is no agenda in these questions other than a desire to understand the answers. In the interest of disclosure, I have no favorite candidate. I detest Obama with all my being. I find myself trying to figure out who to support between Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, and Hermain Cain. I like Rick Santorum, but have concerns (perhaps unfounded) with his regard for our liberty and the constitutional role of the federal government... of course, I suppose the same can be said about Michele Bachmann.