I agree with William McCollum insofar as we should vote with our heads, not our hearts. My heart would prefer no responsibility about climate change, but my head tells me that the world's best climatologists working in academia are less likely to have an agenda than oil companies or think tanks. My heart prefers lower taxes for everyone, but my head tells me that we cannot eliminate a large deficit with spending cuts alone and that several years of lower taxes for the "job creators" have yet to produce sufficient jobs.
My heart aches at the number of abortions while my head tells me that helping women avoid that desperate decision requires access to and education about contraception rather than a personhood amendment. My heart understands that some people do not want health insurance, but my head knows they will change their minds when they require expensive treatments.
My heart is disappointed with some of the president's actions, but my head knows that no amount of experience can fully prepare someone for the complex challenges of the presidency, and that disagreement over policy is not evidence of corruption.
Rest assured I will vote with my head.