John Dean (yes that John Dean from Watergate) has an article at FindLaw's Writ on authoritarian conservatives. The lists of characteristics for the leaders and followers seem to hit the nail on the head. This paragraph pretty well sums it up.
If Obama is rejected on November 4th for another authoritarian conservative like McCain, I must ask if Americans are sufficiently intelligent to competently govern themselves. I can understand authoritarian conservatives voting for McCain, for they know no better. It is well-understood that most everyone votes with his or her heart, not his or her head. Polls show that 81 percent of Americans "feel" (in their hearts and their heads) that our country is going the wrong way. How could anyone with such thoughts and feelings vote for more authoritarian conservatism, which has done so much to take the nation in the wrong direction?
We will all find out on (or about) November 5th.
Who would have thought that John Dean would be one of the good guys??