Presidential Elections are about the 3 C’s … Credibility, Courage and Character … Remember that when You Vote for McCain or Obama Today
CREDIBILITY, COURAGE AND CHARACTER
A tip before voting … After all the political rhetoric, after all the political speeches and after all the political commercials, debates and spinning. When one goes to the poll to cast their vote (hopefully they are legally registered to vote and vote only once) your decision should be about the credibility, courage and character of a candidate. Not the hype, the promises or the claims of change. When it comes down to it all we really have is our credibility, courage and character. That is ultimately what we vote for.
All too often, no matter who what the party affiliation is of the candidate, promises are made and things are said that will never come to fruition. However, credibility, courage and character are always there and are the only thing that a voter really has when the curtain is closed and the choice is to be made. It is not about a political ad, a promised entitlement or a far fetched political promise. It is certainly not about how slick one may speak and the promises of change.
For myself and hopefully many others, in the end there are only these 3 C’s that determine how an individual will govern and what type of leader they will be. Forgetting all past candidate associations like Obama and Ayers, Wright, Rezco, and former terrorist spokesman Rashid Khalidi. Do those who one associate with matter, they certainly do. However, we will look at the defining moments that speak volumes about the two candidates. Think really hard about the following two scenarios as they are like night and day and tell us, “We the People” all we really need to know.
Does being a POW qualify one to be President of the United States? No. However, it certainly defines one character and courage. Character is defined by what a person does when no one is looking. When there is nothing to gain. Only God is watching. When the moment of truth was placed upon John McCain in going home from Vietnam or have the torture and beatings continued, McCain made the decision to place his fellow soldiers and country first. Imagine in the “me first” society of today having the decision to take the easy way out or face a most certain misery. John McCain chose country over his own self. As Sarah Palin has said many times during the campaign, there has really only been one person in this Presidential campaign who has fought for his country.
For 20 years Barack Obama sat in the pews at Trinity United Church in Chicago. For 20 years he listened to the reverend Wright and his numerous sermons. For 20 years Barack Obama had no problem with Wright or the message. Personally, it is an individuals choice to attend the church that they are most comfortable with. That is a person’s individual choice. For 20 years while no one was watching Obama sat back and never had an issue. However, when the spot light was on him and the world saw Reverend Wright and what the church was all about … Obama made the politically expedient move and quit the church. Honestly, I would have had more respect for Obama if he had stayed. For his own political career, and for himself alone, Obama left a church where he went for 20 years. Even Jerry Nadler recently commented, “Obama didn’t have the political courage to make a statement and walk out.” What does that tell you about one’s character, courage or credibility?
The information is out there America, you just have to wake up an inform yourself. Character does matter. In the end … its all that we really have.
We have seen this act before. In 1976 with a disgruntled American electorate still upset with the Nixon Administration America voted in Jimmy Carter, an inexperienced politician and peanut farmer from Plains, GA. The stagflation, misery index and double digit interest rates, unemployment and inflation that followed was catastrophic. The gas lines, odd-even fuel rationing and miserably failed foreign policy with Iran and the former Soviet Union ruled the day. People wanted change in 1976 and were angered by the previous Presidents administration. The promise of change is some times is not a good thing as one never really knows if the change is beneficial for a country.
Change is not one of the 3 C’s of electing a candidate for President for one obvious reason. It is a knee jerk, emotional reaction to a present situation. As we have learned in life, never is anything as good or as bad as it appears to be. However, there is always someone telling us it is the best or worst of times for their own agenda. Ask the voters of 1976 is they wished they could change their vote? Well, in 1980 the American voter had another opportunity to right a wrong and elected Republican Ronald Reagan in a landslide.
Barack Obama and Joe Biden may be looking out for you with entitlements; however, John McCain and Sarah Palin are looking out for America. Remember that when you vote today. Not wanting to pay higher taxes is not selfish. Wanting other people’s money for doing nothing is.