Recently, Dan McCarthy of the American Conservative had a piece asking, "How Does A Traditionalist Vote?" I would submit that an answer to that question can be gleaned by viewing this ad for Barack Obama, brought to my attention by one of America's leading traditionalist thinkers, Chris Kopff. In it, a tattoed college age woman implicitly compares voting for Barack Obama to sexual intercourse. This is what the Obama people think America wants, and this is what those voting for Obama are endorsing. The answer to McCarthy's question is that no traditionalist could ever countenance voting for Obama, who has been the most leftist president in our history on social and cultural issues.
UPDATE: Apparently the woman featued in the Obama ad is a celebrity of some sort. I am happy to report that I had never heard of hear, and, if I am lucky, will never hear of her again.
FURTHER UPDATE: A friend sent along this revealing biographical information about the woman who made this appalling ad. According to Wikipedia, "Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter of 'overtly sexualised pop art,' and her mother, Laurie Simmons, is a photographer and designer who creates 'disquieting domestic tableaux' with dolls."
Thomas Piatak is a contributing editor to Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He writes from Cleveland, Ohio.