Sure there are Obamacons, but none of them host a nationally blanketed talk radio program

Under the pressure of the financial crisis, one presidential candidate is behaving like a flustered rookie playing in a league too high. It is not Barack Obama.

And thus begins George Will’s near endorsement of Obama repudiation of McCain.  (And the implications of this essay were not lost on the National Review denziens.)  He later makes the necessary anti-Obama curmudgeonly caveats, and a pox on both them houses.  But this area of “leval-headedness” and temperament tends to the basis for the argument of disgruntled Conservative supporters of Obama.  Witness the former publisher of the National Review, Wick Allison (which came to most by way of dailykos, but there’s a decent chance it was found by way of Drudge), who actually has some — frankly disarming– positive reaction to Barack Obama.:

Barack Obama is not my ideal candidate for president. (In fact, I made the maximum donation to John McCain during the primaries, when there was still hope he might come to his senses.) But I now see that Obama is almost the ideal candidate for this moment in American history. I disagree with him on many issues. But those don’t matter as much as what Obama offers, which is a deeply conservative view of the world. Nobody can read Obama’s books (which, it is worth noting, he wrote himself) or listen to him speak without realizing that this is a thoughtful, pragmatic, and prudent man. It gives me comfort just to think that after eight years of George W. Bush we will have a president who has actually read the Federalist Papers.

The other National Review connected Obama supporter, William Buckley Jr’s son Christopher Buckley, has much the same to say on the issue of the election, though one notable item here.:

My hope being that once he inherits this mess—and it’s going to be a mess: he inherits a country at war and in its worst financial crisis since 1929; are you really sure, Mr. Obama, you want this job?—that his instincts and his thoughtfulness will lead him toward creative, non-ideological solutions.

— an implication that anyone who actually wants the job at this juncture in American history might as well be granted to be saddled down with it.  This is largely anecdotal — toss in Douglas Kmiec where at least there I can spot the Obama campaign has been actively campaiging for Evangelical and conservative Catholic voters.  It’s also weary of being the quadranial rite of passage of one party unleashing a “Other Party for My Guy” campaign — the “Democrats for Bush” headlined by Zell Miller and Ed Koch, and the “Republicans for Obama” roster was disappointing in its absence of any noted Senators from Nebraska.  Anyway, this “brain class” Conservative siphon probably does not much infiltrate the great Drudge / am talk radio / Fox News arena of Republican formatted talking points and thus not much into the broad popularly understood “Conservative Movement”.  But it is worth noting the notations of a “Conservative Temperament”.

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