Hero McCain has all the right stuff

This election season has voters more passionate than ever, many because of the economy. The liberal banking practices initiated in the Carter administration, and continued through several administrations, have led us into our current financial crisis. John McCain warned of the consequences of these loans a few years back.

Which candidate is best for us now? Let’s review.

John McCain: A volunteer war hero, so loyal to his country that he opted to stay in tortured captivity when given the chance to go home, to do the right thing by his fellow soldiers. How many of us can say we would do the same? He has many years experience, is considered a respected senator from both sides of the aisle and around the world. He has successfully fought corruption and for lower taxes. He is a man people take at his word and who admits it when he is wrong. He has earned a reputation as a trusted man who sincerely tries to do what is best for our nation.

Barack Obama: An inexperienced senator from Chicago voted most liberal in the Senate. He’s had financial support and guidance from questionable people from the beginning. These include: Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who spoke bigotry and anti-American hate sermons where Obama was married and attended church for 20 years. Another longtime supporter, William Ayers, is a radical American terrorist who spent time in prison for bombings, including the Pentagon, Capitol and police stations, killing people. Unrepentantly, he says he wished he’d done more! Aren’t terrorists who we are fighting today? Tony Rezko, convicted felon and developer who Obama considers his friend and fundraiser for 20 years, is also an Obama supporter.

Obama is an eloquent speaker, tells you what you want to hear, but his past associations and liberal voting record concern me. Vote John McCain.

Steve Varner


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