My First Political Blog Post
Up until this point, I have avoided the subject of politics in this blog. Not because the subject is taboo in my eyes, but because there are simply to many political blogs already, and I feel that I couldn’t possibly have anything to say on the subject that hasn’t already been said better by someone else. However, the time has come for me to endorse a candidate for this years presidential election.
All of the major candidates have merits to be considered, so before I chose a candidate, I first had to take a careful, introspective, look at myself. I had to examine the way I feel on various political issues, and why I feel that way. Only after a careful inventory of how I really feel about things, could I begin the process of choosing a candidate I felt best represents my own views.
This candidate is John McCain. I feel that John McCain, first and foremost, is a true patriot, who has served this country well in a time of need. He is also an experienced combat veteran, and military officer, who will make a strong commander in chief in this time of danger. He has the respect of this nations military, and he will look after the interests of our men and women in uniform as well.
I also feel he has the experience to be an effective president. He knows Washington. He knows the people there. He knows who he can trust, and who he can go to to get things done, and how to make things happen in our government.
John McCain represents fiscal responsibility on the part of the government. He will not tax us into oblivion, nor will he spend our hard earned dollars wastefully. He will not use my tax dollars to bail out irresponsible lenders and borrowers.
Above all thees other reasons, the primary reason why I am voting for John McCain is, I simply cannot support a candidate who wants to pull out of Iraq at this critical juncture. I feel this would be a tragic mistake, causing irreparable harm to this nation, and the world as a whole. I know this is an unpopular war, but we need to win it. Now is not the time to turn tail and run. I would love to go on, and get into more detail about this critical subject, but I am afraid I must save that for my next post. Let me just say that those of you who are crying for us to leave Iraq immediately need to take a long hard look at the facts. More on that tomorrow…