If you are a McCain fan the last few days had to be good ones. Learning from missteps in the past I think the Senator just went to S.C., spoke to the people, they heard him and I think got what I got, and he won.
As I stated earlier, please, if you do care about the upcoming election, if you are not dead set on who you are voting for, if this matters and you have a chance, just hear Senator McCain speak. He may not give you the answer you are looking for, he may not be in agreement with you on a stance or an issue, but the man is honest to a fault, to a fault. And for all the “Anti-War” folks who feel the need to rant and rave and call the Senator a “war monger” I’d tell you to do it in a forum with other suck ups or liars, not here. I know this man very well, “War Mongering” is not anywhere near this man as a character trait.
I’d argue that he’s pretty much got the experience and life lessons to be the exact opposite. If anyone on this planet would be against war you’d have to guess it would be Senator McCain. Too many people are ignorant or just refuse to take an objective look at what he means and says. He’s not pro-war, he’s pro-American. The difference to me is that he’s one of the FEW politicians that absolutely knows ANYONE promising an immediate withdrawal of our armed forces is either
A) A liar trying to get elected to public office
B) Horribly callous, irresponsible and ignorant to the lives of the men and women serving in the armed forces.
I have stated many times before in this blog I want our men and woman to come home, but not until the people in charge of the military forces believe there is enough stability in the Middle east for us to leave and not have to come back. Do you not honestly believe that every time some wing nut like Nancy Pelosi spews about the past mistakes of the Bush administration, the horrific lies told to us at the start of the war about our intents and purpose, there aren’t tens of thousands, if not millions, of hard core fanatical extremists saying “Just a little longer, if we can hang on just a little longer the Americans will leave, and we’ll turn this country back into what we need it to be to allow us to thrive once again”.
I cannot be the only person that thinks this way? I don’t want the war to last one day more, not one, but can you honestly say that we need to elect someone to office who has a middle east withdrawal as a major piece of their election agenda? I can’t. Right or wrong I can’t.
I don’t have all the answers, neither does Senator McCain, and he’ll tell you as much, but neither does Mrs. Clinton, Mr. Obama (the other person of unparalleled character in this upcoming election imo) and neither does anyone else running for the next Presidency.
Anyone wanting to toss out character issues or past mistakes that have to do with Senator McCain please don’t do so blindly, because I promise you your candidate has as much, likely more, dirty laundry than he has or ever will.
But like all other political posts here, the message at the end of the day is vote, if you care enough to bitch and moan about my endorsement of Senator McCain you better not piss away your chance to vote and have your voice be heard. That’s the thing at the end of every day that will and always has separated us from so many countries in this world, for better and for worse. You can write, and I can write, and we can talk and argue about these topics with passion and care, and then we can go home. No one in our families will be jailed for us voicing political opinions, or arguing them, no one gets lynched, shot or raped, or murdered.
The free people in the Middle East deserve the very same rights and opportunities. Hell every person on this planet is born with that right, what human has the authority to take that away?