Texas just wrapped up its state convention, and some of you (you know who you are) are still living in the past. I know that you didn’t support John McCain in the primary. Not many in Texas did. Duncan Hunter won our straw poll Fred was my man. (It was fun to be a Fredhead.) But the primary is well behind us, and the horrifying prospect of a President Obama is looming large before us. So if you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get on board. Go to his web site: www.johnmccain.com, and sign up today.
Good news! We have a candidate who is an American hero! His service to our country and his many years in the Senate make him uniquely qualified to lead at this time in our history. He is not naïve to the threats that our country faces, and he will make an excellent Commander in Chief.
Senator McCain exemplifies many of the qualities that we look for in a candidate. He does not care what the polls say, for one. While most politicians were running for cover on Iraq, McCain stood firm on the surge, and he was right. One year ago, he gave an amazing speech in support of our troops, and at that time his presidential campaign looked dismal, but he believed in the surge, and he stood his ground. I remember thinking, at the time, that it took tremendous political courage for him to do that when most Americans just wanted us to withdraw our troops. And he did it in the middle of a campaign. Not many politicians would be so brave.
John McCain is a leader in the fight to end earmarks. The only reason that he voted against President Bush’s tax cuts was because of the pork. So he voted no, despite the criticism of his fellow Republicans. That sounds almost Ron Paul-esque. And out-of-control spending has hurt the Republican Party, so we can really appreciate his leadership on that issue.
John McCain has pledged to appoint strict constructionist judges. The importance of judicial appointments, especially to the U.S. Supreme Court, cannot be overstated. Can you imagine the kind of activist liberals that Barack Obama would support?
Senator McCain is known for his straight talk, and that is truly refreshing in a politician. He has challenged Senator Obama to participate in several town hall meetings. I can’t wait. McCain’s experience and stature far outweigh that of Barack Obama. So again, let’s all get on board with McCain, because the train is leaving the station, and we cannot afford to miss it.