Tuesday, November 02, 2004
D-Day Is Here
Well, today's the day. With all the polls shifting up and down, and generally disagreeing with each other, it's very difficult to predict how this day will end.
On the one hand, I have difficulty believing that a majority of voters in enough of the right states will fall for John Kerry's charlatanism and vote him in. On the other hand, I recognize the tremendous level of hatred that the Left has for George Bush. And, let's face it: Bush is vulnerable by his own hand, although less so than by the distortions and outright lies promulgated by the Kerry/Edwards campaign and the Bush haters.
Overall, however, an objective look at the political landscape finds us in pretty good shape. The economy is okay and unemployment is better than when Clinton was reelected. Although Iraq is a troubling quagmire, and despite the media's negative portrayal of the Iraq situation, a lot of good things are happening there. And Afghanistan has just completed successful democratic elections. Our actions against al Qaeda and terrorist sympathizers and supporters like the Taliban and Saddam Hussein have weakened and confused terrorist enemies. As a result, the U.S. has not been attacked since 2001. We have to keep the heat on the terrorists.
I shudder to think what will happen if Kerry is elected. His drive for world consensus and his apparent devotion to the United Nations scare the Hell out of me. His Viet Nam service record shows what an opportunist he is, and his Senate disservice shows what an empty suit he is. A man with no philosophical center as President of the U.S. in 2005-2009 is the wrong man, in the wrong place, at the wrong time.
Say a prayer for America. Pray that the good Lord makes George W. Bush the victor.