The election is fast approaching. For much of the past 18 months, I have gone from not caring at all to caring just a little about the crazy political activities of our present and future leaders. Just when you think the media is going to give you something meaty, something of substance.....you instead find an article on your homepage investigating the merits of each candidate as determined by pet owners. This is not a joke. People are actually writing about that sort of thing.
The nations are raging. The economy is in the dump. Gas prices are all over the map. Our national debt is through the roof. People are losing jobs. People are losing their homes. BUT....not to worry it's all going to be OK because with a little tax navigation wealth can be shared. With some careful Supreme Court drafting, legislative loopholing and creativity, gay people can get married and abortions can be obtained with even greater ease than they are now. I mean, these are the important things in our country's life right now, right? Oh! I forgot that new "Fairness Doctrine" thing where all opposing view points will HAVE to get equal airtime in the media. Hmmm. I wonder how that will be policed and how fair such a 'doctrine' will be. America is about to get all this and more when we elect Barack Obama as president.
Barack Obama is an intriguing figure, no doubt. He has far more flair, charisma, smoothness and just all around like-ability than John McCain. I wanted to like him enough to want to vote for him, but I just never could get there. He certainly has more money to spend than McCain. His campaign is more lavish than any I've ever seen or remembered that is for sure. I do think it's ironic though.....you know, that it's the Democratic candidate that is throwing all this money around and is surrounded by all this glitz and glam, while the Republican candidate (who chose to keep his word) took public funds and now can't compete with Obama's media blitz. It's not ironic that we would see the Democrat spend more....we know that is what they do and I've never met one who denied this. What is ironic is that the Democrat is supposed to represent the little guy! Yet the Republican here is the one that is standing ground with the little guy.
More and more Obama comes off elitest and untouchable. He is clearly the media darling and I dare someone to argue that point with me. Aw shucks! I don't really want to get into a fight about politics. I really have kept my opinions to myself for the most part. It's just that I've always liked McCain. It's true, I have. I know a lot of conservatives havn't embraced him from the get go, and are only doing so now because they feel they have no choice. I've always liked him though.
He is more moderate than some would like, but I find it to be a good thing. A check against corruption if you will. That is my frustration with an Obama presidency. More and more, I fail to see the possibility for moderation in it. It looks very, very leftist and not very pragmatic. He has a lot of ideas, so many they make my head spin.....so many promises. I wonder if people realize he will not be the saviour they are looking for.
So why am I going to vote for John? Well because he's a maverick of course! ;> Sorry, I just had to throw that in. I like John because he's sensible and he's not making promises he can't keep. We don't have to wonder about him....he hasn't changed in 40 years. He upholds the things that make conservatism truly conservative. I feel confident that he is the best man for the job especially when it comes to foreign affairs.....and there is quite a bit going on in our world today regarding such affairs. I don't think our nation's future hinges upon what Europeans think of us or our president. Uh, have you seen what has been going on in Europe over the last century? They have enough problems of their own thank-you-very-much.
I think he means it when he speaks of energy independence and I think he could actually help to get this done. That would be pretty huge.
Since the congress will be mostly Democratic, John would bring balance, but he would also be able to get things done, because he knows how to work with others and he is respected by others. He's not giving any easy answers to really tough questions because there are no easy answers. I appreciate that he hasn't tried to make them up.
Bottom line, he's the real deal and.....NEWS FLASH! He is not George W. Bush. The notion that his presidency would be a continuation of Bush's is media-spun hogwash.
Sadly, I don't think the right guy is going to win it. The current economic turmoil coupled with our blatantly zombified, Obamaified media have turned too many voters away from the prudent and pragmatic John McCain.
Go vote your conscience, and remember.....God is sovereign!
In Him we put our trust.