My friends, John McCain is a great American but a dreadful choice for President.
You can put lipstick on a pig, but, at the end of the day, it’s still a pig. And, that’s exactly what John McCain did last night–he put lipstick on the GOPs record by telling us “he’s different.” But, John–you can’t run away from the GOP record. The stench follows you.
John McCain tried to distance himself from Bush, Cheney and the GOP by telling us he’s a “maverick” and a “reformer.” Just because he says it doesn’t make it so.
His party’s answer to the energy crisis is “drill, drill, drill.” Rather than work to improve the public education system, he wants to offer “choice” for parents to use vouchers for kids to go to private schools. Do you think his kids have gone to public schools?
It’s interesting they want choice in education but don’t want women to have a choice with respect to abortion rights. What do you think will happen in the U.S. Supreme Court if McCain is elected? What will Palin want?
How much did you hear about diplomacy last night and it’s role in the 21st century? You didn’t. Bush taught the GOP that “diplomacy is for whimps.” You’re either “with us or against us” is the Bush/GOP doctrine. You just shout “USA, USA, USA.”
At the end of the speech, the McCain/GOP position was all about “trust us–we’ll do better than that last group of Republicans.” Why should we take such a risk when we can have Barack Obama lead this nation?
John McCain has called Barack Obama a “celebrity” in response to the throngs of people who sought to see him during his recent visit to Europe. McCain doesn’t get it. The response Barack Obama got was not in response to his “celebrity”–it’s in response to the hope that he will restore America’s standing in the world.
It’s time for Barack Obama to lead this country. It’s time to restore dignity to our standing in the world. It’s time for leadership. John McCain–thank you for your service to our country.
What do you think? Democrat Dave