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Last night it was surreal to see my favorite presidential candidate effectively win the GOP nomination. Last summer this maverick candidate was left for dead on the campaign trail, but I think that’s one of the qualities I can’t help but love about McCain–he’s a fighter.
If you’re like me, I’m generally disgusted with politics. I don’t much care for the “Republican” or “Democrat” labels and the folks who would rather wrangle over power than actually work together. I think McCain might feel the same way. I’m interested in seeing the people we elect get things done!!! (Even if it means both sides have to compromise a little on something.)
You know, some things never change. The Federalists arguing for the passage of the U.S. Constitution claimed that it was sufficient in and of itself as drafted. The Anti-Federalists at the time didn’t want a strong national government at all and they refuted the bold assertions of the Federalists and demanded that a Bill of Rights to be added for greater protections to the citizenry. Well, guess what? Without a little give from both political parties, we might not have a U.S. Constitution or a Bill of Rights today!
That’s why I trust McCain to get things done!
If you want “CHANGE” in Washington D.C., who better than the guy who has consistently worked to bring both sides together on important issues!? I trust that McCain will continue to work to secure the nation’s borders without infringing on human rights. I trust that McCain will continue to work to nominate conservative judges and justices to the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court. I trust that McCain will continue to support the new government in Iraq until they can fight the radical jihadists without us. I trust that McCain will continue to support policies that promote the sanctity of human life. I trust that McCain will continue to fight wasteful spending in government and fight for lower taxes. And I’d much rather get 80% of all of that for example, than nothing at all.
So what must McCain do to win the presidency? First, I think he needs to be faithful to the convictions that got him this far. But second, his vice presidential running mate will make or break his campaign. I really don’t think Romney or Huckabee will do either. It’s not McCain’s style and I think either of those two will impede momentum. It would be in McCain’s best interest to steal some more “change” thunder from the Democrats, i.e. select a woman and/or a minority as a conservative running mate!!!
Condoleezza Rice anyone? You’ve got to admit, McCain and Rice compliment each other very well! She has lots of foreign affairs experience as Secretary of State and understands international security issues inside and out. She actually has REAL national and international U.S. policy experience (unlike another lady running for office who shall remain nameless). But why give any voter the dumb excuse to vote for someone simply because a candidate is the first “fill-in-the-blank”? McCain can make that a non-issue by doing essentially the same thing, but with a conservative running mate! Both parties and voters will then have to re-focus on the real issues at stake!
Or how about Collin Powell as a VP pick for many of the same reasons?
Or how about former Congressman J.C. Watts as a VP pick for a younger, vibrant midwestern conservative? (Great thought Neil!)
I’m sure there are many more excellent choices, but whoever McCain ultimately asks to join the ticket–his choice is absolutely critical.