Thursday, July 24, 2008


Senator John McCain has been, for a number of years, a friend of some of my family members. So one would assume, albeit incorrectly, that I’d be quite supportive of Senator McCain’s candidacy for Commander in Chief. However, now that the choice has been presumptively determined, I must with great reluctance support Senator John McCain in the November, 2008 election. And following are my reasons:

1) Senator McCain, while unreliable from the conservative’s standpoint in almost every other area, is completely reliable when it comes to defending our nation. His presumptive opponent? Not so much! Senator Obama has even gone so far as to say that even knowing what he knows now about the undeniable and substantial success of the surge, he wouldn’t have voted for it. We do not need a president who is willing to pick up his skirts and run away when the going gets tough. We DO however need a president with the tenacity to endure no matter how difficult and that man is Senator John McCain of Arizona, as has been well documented.

2) Senator McCain is not a candidate who takes credit for the legislative accomplishments of others. He does not, as does his presumptive opponent, claim to have “passed a law” on any number of matters – when in fact he was not on the committee that brought the bill to the floor of the Senate, was not present when it was voted upon, nor is his name anywhere to be found on the bill in question. There is a name for Senator Obama’s repeated false claims. It is called LYING. It is what Senator Obama seems to do best. We don't need William Jefferson Clinton redux.

3) Senator McCain has many shortcomings, there is no doubt. And for a great many conservatives, his liberal leanings are indigestible. But at least, to his enormous credit, Senator McCain has no interest in creating a national police force, as has been intimated by this quote from Senator Obama:

We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.

4) Whatever failings Senator McCain possesses (and I will not dispute that he has them in abundance), I do not believe that our Republic can or would be destroyed by his presidency. I do believe that the unqualified, incompetent, unfit for public office of any kind Senator Barack Hussein Obama would be an error from which we could not easily recover and it would be an error far beyond the egregious malfeasance of the Carter administration, which set in motion the current stresses being experienced by the United States throughout the world.

What I am saying is, you disaffected conservatives who are grousing about the presumptive Republican candidate need to look at the big picture. And the big picture is, if you aren’t part of the solution to the grave national danger posed by Barack Hussein Obama, then you have nobody to blame but yourselves if this calamitous candidate makes it to the highest office in our land. John McCain is far from perfect but that being said, he’s far better than the alternative in almost every respect.


Anonymous said...

Things will get worse with McCain.

Things will get much worse with Obama. And that is why I am voting for Obama. For things will only get worse with McCain but they need to get much worse for us to survive as a nation.

Of course a statement like that needs an explanation. And I will do so in the form of an analogy. Do you know how to cook a frog? Well, if you put it in a pot of boiling water the frog will quickly jump out. But if you put a frog in a pot of water that is warm and turn up the heat gradually up to boiling the frog will just sit there not even realizing it is being boiled alive.

Obama is the one who puts the frog into the hot water and McCain is the one who turns up the heat gradually. With Obama his extremism will cause a backlash so great that America will start electing good leaders to oppose him. It happened in 1980 and it happened in 1994. And it will happen again.

But McCain he will really be the death of the Republican Party. As I said above things will get worse with McCain and therefore he and his party will get the blame. And then America will elect a Democrat in 2012. And if history has shown us anything it has shown that the Democratic Candidate has been getting increasingly extreme. So I can’t tell you who the Democrats will put up that year but I can tell you that person will be as extreme if not more extreme than Obama. So, how long are we putting off having an Obama-like candidate? Four Years?

And meanwhile McCain has shown that he wants to drive conservatives and conservatism away from the Republican Party. For those of us who believe that conservatism is the only solution to our country’s problems, it is unacceptable that neither of the two major parties represents conservative values.

So, I am left with the ultimate act of “tough love”. Not to say there aren’t hard times ahead for there is but that is true with McCain as well. But at least with Obama there is hope that things will get better after him. With McCain all hope is lost.

Anonymous said...

"Whatever failings Senator McCain possesses ... I do not believe that our Republic can or would be destroyed by his presidency. "

No, but the Republican Party will be destroyed by Juan McCain's presidency which will ultimately destroy our Republic. Got to look at these things long term.

shoprat said...

I will vote for McCain because if Obama wins, I fear there might not be an election in 2012