As we come to the close of the longest campaign in American history, it is time to make a call on who to vote for. In these turbulent and chaotic times, America needs a candidate who will cause more chaos to emerge. Now is not the time for calm and reasoned leadership. Now is not the time for thoughtfulness. Now is the time for chaos that makes us gasp. Chaos that makes us cry. Chaos that makes us question the ability of government to solve problems.
There is only one ticket which has the experience and proven ability to generate chaos on that sort of scale, and that is McCain/Palin.
There are many reasons to be optimistic about an Obama administration. But Obama is young, and has never had cancer. We have little reason to believe that in the course of a major crisis, Obama would need to be hospitalized. If he is, we can expect Joe Biden to move in relatively smoothly, with perhaps a few minor verbal gaffes. Similarly,
there’s no hope of Obama being distracted by a “bimbo eruption” or
made-for-tabloids divorce capable of taking his administration (and the
country) in an thrilling, unpredictable direction.
Obama has a proven ability to step through the sorts of crises which would sink other candidates, like associations with Ayers and Wright. His steadfast refusal to sling mud at ‘first dude’ and secessionist Mr. Palin shows a worrisome focus on issues and agendas, as does his decision not to highlight Governor Palin’s gleeful commingling of personal and political agendas – as evidenced in the “Troopergate” and rape kit controversies.
On issues of liberty which matter deeply to us, neither candidate has a strong record. McCain was once proud of a bill which bears his name and restricts his spending, and we applaud his willingness to now find every loophole he can.
If America wants chaos to emerge on an unprecedented scale, there is a clear and obvious choice.