John McCain: suspend your campaign–it’s over

October 8, 2008

Dear John McCain: 

My friend, it’s over.  Please stop tearing down America, your party and yourself.  You’ve lost your integrity and a lot of respect over the past few months.  It’s too bad that you were willing to give that away.

We know what you’re about and the American people say “no thank you” to you being President of the United States. 

You are out of ideas and credible plans to help resolve 21st century issues.  You sound irritable, cranky and out of touch.  It’s time for you to get off the stage.

The American people deserve more from you than the crap you and Sarah Palin bring to the table. We don’t need 27 more days of this.  We can’t stand any more of your “maverick, reform” B.S.  It made for a great drinking game with all those Joe Six-Packs out there!

If you really are for “Country First,” suspend your campaign, go home to one of your homes (you choose which one) and relax.  Sure, the GOP and the NeoCons are going to be furious with you for screwing up your campaign.  But, it’s time for a change and you can’t fill the bill.  Neither can your VP choice.

You aren’t entitled to the Presidency of the United States simply because you were a POW.  Sorry. Thanks for your service to our country.  End your campaign honorably now.  

Enough!  Obama-Biden in 2008. 

Democrat Dave

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Little support for McCain with active duty soldiers and veterans

October 8, 2008

I had the privilege of speaking with an Army soldier last evening who was just back from Iraq as we rode the SkyLink between terminals at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.

  • He told me the vast majority of our troops are disappointed that there hasn’t been stronger diplomatic engagement before engaging in war. 
  • His view is the same as mine:  Putting Americans in harms way should be done as a last resort, not a first step.
  • He indicated that our troops get to vote and the vast majority are supporting Barack Obama. He said that, while they have to support the Commander in Chief, the good news is they get to vote for their next Commander in Chief and they are looking forward to getting a new one.

I told him that my sense is that all Americans support the troops; few Americans support the war and that there’s a huge difference between the 2 positions.  He understood and agreed with my assessment.

He’s not sure whether he’s going back to Iraq or off to Afghanistan.  He knows his visit home will be short.

I thanked him for his service to our country.  We shook hands and went our separate ways.

Pray for the safety of our troops.  And, pray that Barack Obama is our next President.  Democrat Dave