Yesterday I took Robert Stacy McCain to task for overstating his case against Althouse for voting for Obama. His premise was sound, but he used a cannon to kill a gnat. However, a gnat is still a gnat and a snob is still a snob, and I think Althouse is the latter. She claims that her vote for Obama in 2008 was a rational act, but I doubt it. Obama's credentials as a prosperity-destroying collectivist ideologue were well known, as were his radical associates. The consequences of voting for him were obvious, but Ann Althouse chose not to see them. (See my take on it just before the election in 2008.)
Then I had an epiphany. If one wishes to establish his or her credentials as a wonderfully non-partisan, open-minded, racially tolerant and downright wonderful individual, a heroine to her college students, what better way than to vote for the hip hop candidate of choice, the candidate of sweetness and light. Voting for Obama was just another way for snobs to posture ("look at me, I'm so enlightened!"). Althouse could not pass up the temptation. I don't think there is anything cerebral in her decision. Her vote was more a fashion statement than political conviction.
R.S. McCain wants Althouse to admit her error and apologize. I want Pamela Geller to admit her error (in slandering the English Defence League) and apologize. I seriously doubt that either of us will get his wish. Snobs never apologize.