"McCain will employ diplomacy, not worship it."
He is for a strong national defense. "McCain believes that there is evil in the world and that it must be confronted. While Mr. Obama and many others seem to think that our enemies will purr like kittens once we inaugurate a black man with an Islamic middle name, that is dangerous fantasy."
He fought for the United States as a Naval officer. "He can trace his ancestry back to an officer on Gen. George Washington's staff and his family has served the nation nobly in war and peace ever since."
"McCain's intimate familiarity with military matters also makes him less biddable by the armed services. . . . He brings an informed skepticism to military procurement requests as well."
He supported the successful "surge" by US forces in Iraq. "He was able, when most others (most notably his opponent) were not, to see that a change of strategy in Iraq -- not a retreat -- was needed."
He will see to it that U.S. forces leave Iraq with both victory and honor for the United States.
He is for Second Amendment rights.
He kept his word on taking public campaign financing.
He doesn't vote "present" in tough votes on legislation.
He has never taken an earmark.
He is pro-life. Making a decision about abortion is not "above his paygrade".
He can make tough decisions that put country above himself, such as when he refused early release as a POW, knowing that this would mean more torture for him.
McCain might have made more of the fact that he rebuilt his broken body after being tortured in prison, defied the pessimistic medical prognostications, and flew combat aircraft again. Then he took command of the Navy's largest air squadron, which he revived to flight readiness. That is an act of executive prowess no one else in this presidential race can claim. Next, he became naval liaison to the Senate and helped rebuild the American military by working with senators on both sides of the aisle. As a congressman and a senator, he has continued this sort of bipartisan reform.
He doesn't cry "racism" every time someone disagrees with him.
His character allows him to associate only with pro-American political supporters.
He has a profound respect for American patriotic traditions, such as holding his hand over his heart for the National Anthem.
He attends church for reasons of faith, not ideological and political expediency.
He favors the Defense of Marriage Act.
He has a sense of humor.
His health care plan will make health care more affordable using a market solution. He will not create a vast bureaucracy that will insert the Federal government between you and your doctor. "McCain's health care proposal will improve the world's best health care delivery system. He proposes to reform the most distorting aspect of our current system (the tax break for employers) and give the tax break to individuals instead."
THE CANDIDATE OF THE PEOPLE
His political ideology matches that of mainstream Americans.
He listens to small-town Americans, never putting them down.
The mainstream media hates him and Sarah Palin, which is a badge of honor.
THE ECONOMY/TAXES/GOVERNMENT SPENDING
McCain wants to spread opportunity around.
He is against further Wall Street "bailouts" using taxpayer money.
He will cut wasteful government spending.
McCain is against new taxes, especially during a recession, when taxpayers can least afford it.
He fought to rein in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but was opposed by Democrats in the Senate.
He will cut corporate taxes so that corporations can survive the recession, then grow, pay dividends to shareholders and hire more employees.
THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY
He understands that judges need to be guided by the Constitution, not "empathy". "John McCain has said that his models for good judicial picks are John Roberts and Samuel Alito."
He opposes Card Check, which will lead to union intimidation of workers and violates the tradition of the secret ballot election. "Even George McGovern has denounced this job-killing, freedom-smothering law that Obama supports. Greater unionization will translate into lost productivity, inflationary pressure, and fewer jobs."
He opposes the "Fairness" Doctrine. Its proponents want to use it to silence conservative pundits.
He will oppose the designs of the Democrat majority in the House and Senate.
If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats control large majorities in the House and Senate, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid triumvirate will move the country decisively in the direction of dying Europe -- low productivity, high joblessness, low birth rates, high taxes, and limp foreign policies. The triumvirate will do this at a time when a vibrant America is more necessary than ever -- with Iran seeking nuclear weapons, Pakistan teetering, al-Qaida regrouping, China and Russia telegraphing hostility, and Iraq just barely emerging into the sunshine. This election has become about far more than John McCain versus Barack Obama; it has become about whether the United States will remain the champion of freedom -- economic and political -- or whether we will join the queue of formerly great nations now struggling to pay for all the social welfare "benefits" their aging and lazy populations demand.
At best an Obama presidency would be a return to the Carter years. At worst it would place this country in a condition of peril that we have never experienced in modern times. McCain will protect the country and put it on the road to recovery. He has protected America all his adult life and deserves another tour of service.
Thirty Reasons to Vote for John McCain -- John Hawkins
Top Ten Reasons to Vote for McCain/Palin -- Mona Charen
The Reasons to Vote for McCain -- Emmett Tyrrell
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