I want to start this off by saying why I am for John McCain, while I would love all of you to vote for Mr. McCain the purpose of this blog is not to convert you. While I disagree with Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama I am not going to say that they would be bad for America or that they somehow have a hidden secret evil agenda as some are prone to do. The fact is we really have no idea what is going to happen and what type of leader we are going to need. I remember in 1992 thinking that the US economy was going to crash and burn because of Clinton’s Family Medial Leave Act and because of the higher taxes.
Now, reasonable people can debate if FMLA or higher taxes are a good thing or not; however, you have to admit that the economy did very well during that time. As Mr. Alan Greenspan said, “Bill Clinton was the best Republican President that he worked with.” While that statement makes both Republicans and Democrats mad there is a ring of truth to it. On economic issues Bill Clinton was more Republican then people give him credit for, he balanced the budget, passed NAFTA and reformed welfare.
I know that we need to do something different with Iraq, with health care and with our energy policy. While I believe the McCain approach is better, no one can say what will happen until it does, so to rant and rave that any candidate will destroy America is just not true. America is bigger then the Presidency and bigger then any political party, all three candidates have their strengths and all three will do what they believe to be in the best interest of the country.
There are three main reasons why I support John McCain, the first is his character and life experience, the second and third reasons are because some of his views make Conservatives mad while others anger Liberals. When it comes to life experience, John McCain has more then any candidate remaining. No one can truly appreciate all the freedoms that we have in America until they have been taken away, no one can say what adversity they can overcome until they face it. John McCain has been through more and faced more then anyone ever should, these will make him an excellent commander in chief.
Character is a virtue, but the main reason to vote for President is the issues. On the issues I believe John McCain is exactly right. One of the reasons I know that McCain is right is because his views tend to make both sides mad. Conservatives were mad when he opposed the Bush tax cut in 2001 saying that it was too large, on the need to be more environmentally friendly, and on his support of the visa program for illegal immigrants. Liberals fume over his support for the surge, that he is for smaller government and pro-life.
When I put all three of these qualities together, I come to the conclusion that John McCain is simply the best choice for President.
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