We have had two big presidential decisions from both candidates - the first time we can clearly judge their decision-making skills. Obama's (vice presidential decision) was prudent, cautious, thoroughly vetted, and serious about governing. McCain's was impulsive, rash, barely vetted and decided at the last minute by a small coterie that left everyone else gasping.
We are at war. Another 9/11 is possible. Israel may attack Iran. Pakistan may go up in smoke. Putin may invade another country. Who would you rather have as president?
The impulsive rash one, of course. That notion of thinking through alternatives, doing the smart thing rather than the emotional thing, and such is elitist. Real conservatives know that the best bodily organ to do your thinking with is not the brain, but, rather, the gallbladder.
-- Badtux the Snarky Penguin