HOPE ON Part 13: McCain the real deal

The State of Ohio Blogger Alliance has undertaken the task of highlighting criticisms of the Obama ticket that the in-the-tank MSM works hard to downplay or outright ignore.  The effort has been titled “Help Ohio Prevent Electing Obama Now” (HOPE ON), and, in all, 13 installments will be rolled out for blog readers to peruse and reflect upon.

Here are my recaps for Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, and Part 12.

BizzyBlog wraps up Part 13, the final installment of HOPE ON.  You can see an accompanying video at BizzyBlog, and you can see all 13 videos at neverfindout.org.  The transcript reads:

Thank you, Senator McCain. We don’t hear much about your service to our country. You don’t talk about it very often. But that’s okay. We will.

We all know to judge a man’s character not by what he says, but what he does. You haven’t just told us you love America. You have shown us. The years you spent tortured as a prisoner of war, don’t just tell us you are honorable. They show us we can trust you.

What did our Founding Fathers hope for in a president? How about a war hero who sacrificed again and again for the love of his country? How about a veteran of the Senate who has tirelessly put America first?

Senator McCain, fads come and go, but they don’t last. You are not a fad. You are the real deal, Senator. We could never question your commitment. We can’t question your experience. We can’t question your associations and your motivations.

You have always been proud of America. You have always put your country first. And for that, we say, “Thank you, Senator.”

The person who really did an excellent job of pointing out why McCain is the right person for the presidency right now is California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Here’s a video clip of Schwarzenegger speaking to those assembled at a McCain rally in Columbus, Ohio, during the past week. At about the 4 minute mark into the video, Schwarzenegger extols McCain by saying, “I only play an action hero in the movies, but John McCain is a real action hero.”  At about 5 minutes and 20 seconds, Schwarzenegger recounts his own migration from the socialism of Europe to the opportunity of America.  He also points out that Europe has had to backpedal on socialism because of its pratfalls, and he points out that America should not be marching toward socialism to find solutions for our economic problems, because socialism doesn’t have the solutions.  The Schwarzenegger speech is definitely worth a listen, so I hope you check it out.

From the Buckeye RINO perspective:

I’m pleased that Senator McCain stopped by Sandusky on his whirlwind campaign tour of Ohio.  On the stump, McCain gave a rousing speech, like the one at the Republican National Convention, imbued with hope, which is a stark contrast with the stump speeches I’ve sampled from Joe Biden.  Obama, on the stump, mocks McCain, but I don’t think there’s really much to mock, even though it has worked wonders on turning Obama into the media darling while placing McCain in the media doghouse.  McCain has not been George W. Bush, despite Obama’s contrary assertions.  McCain has been transparent.  McCain has been bipartisan.  McCain has been true to America even through times of wartime torture, and he has the scars to prove it.  McCain and Palin are firmly committed to reforming Washington DC.  As I noted in Part 9, McCain and Obama should be measured by the content of their character, not the color of their skin.

If you’ve been reading this HOPE ON series, then you are aware of some of the most troubling aspects of the Obama platform.

This is just a partial list, for it doesn’t touch on issues of immigration, abortion, Iraq, Afghanistan, Russia, China, infrastructure, consumer protection, the First Amendment (“fairness doctrine”), the Second Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, the Supreme Court, national defence, housing, the Federal Reserve, states rights, etc.

McCain’s reforms are aimed at increasing the integrity of our nation’s politics.  Obama’s proposed changes, especially in light of how the campaign has been conducted, raise questions about integrity.  McCain is the real reformer, the real maverick, the real change agent, the real action hero, the real deal.

2 Responses to “HOPE ON Part 13: McCain the real deal”

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