The time to unify has come

Written by Paul Zannucci on 12:36 PM


The time for unity has come, but not for the Democrats, for Republicans and conservatives. And, no, we don't need to organize a protest vote for Ron Paul. Despite the moaning of the average conservative, there are vast differences between McCain and Obama, and it is at McCain's side that we should stand.


Besides the "Go-Straight-to-Pennsylvania-Avenue" card that a third party would hand Obama, there are, indeed, some pretty compelling differences between McCain and Obama all across the party platforms. In the coming weeks, we'll examine many of these areas in detail, demonstrating why a conservative should be enthusiastic about a McCain presidency. For today, however, we are going to simply take a very brief look at two main reasons why Pitney and I have come out so strongly in favor of McCain.


Judiciary

You can go here to read Pitney's great piece on the selection of judges. The judicial branch of our government has overstepped its intended boundaries regularly and repeatedly. It is part of liberal pragmatism that they will take their victories any way they can get them. The ends justify the means even if the means rapes out constitution, and having judges legislate from the bench definitely falls under that category.


Security

Obama's plans for a whirlwind love fest with the axis of evil speaks for itself. If you find a cobra in your bed, you don't grab a flute and try to win it over. Liberal naivete is fine--it's what makes them cute and kickable. But it is not okay in the role of Commander-in-Chief. Obama can dance around the campaign trail dropping rose petals out his bottom all the way to November, but the reality is something altogether different. If you don't stand strong against your enemies, then you will not long stand at all.


McCain for President. McCain for America. McCain 2008.


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  1. 6 comments: Responses to “ The time to unify has come ”

  2. By Stormwarning on June 5, 2008 at 10:13 PM

    As asked...done. Where is my comment re: this McCain post?

  3. By Paul Zannucci on June 6, 2008 at 1:27 AM

    Sorry. You'll have to retype it. I didn't really figure you'd get rid of the other.

  4. By Stormwarning on June 6, 2008 at 9:31 AM

    See? When you "misunderestimate" people, you sometimes get surprised (I believe that I was the one to defuse the situation in the first place - besides, I read your note after returning from an office function where I had a "few" so who knows what I was thinking - LOL).

    My point (I believe) was that calling for unification is one thing, but the reality is this: while there will be some Democrats who will see Obama as inexperienced and cross over to vote for McCain, the wild card in this entire mess of an election is Bob Barr. I suspect that Barr could pull 10% of the total vote. Almost all of that would come from McCain. If that's the case, Barr is going to be responsible for Obama being elected.

  5. By Paul Zannucci on June 6, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    Yes, you did defuse the situation, but you also started it. I'd say that pretty much equals out.

    I could be wrong, but I'm not sure that Barr is that popular. He may be readjusting his positions, but his history is not very Libertarian. I suppose he may have had a Libertarian "come to Jesus" since he's the nominee.

    If I had to guess right now, I'd guess that he won't have much of a showing except in very conservative states and maybe New Hampshire, where he won't have an impact on anything but the margin of victory.

    Meanwhile, there are a bunch of angry Hillary supporters in swing states who never really disliked McCain that much anyway.

    I suppose we'll see.

  6. By Jeremy Sarber on June 6, 2008 at 11:57 AM

    I couldn't agree more. I think it's unfortunate to hear the ones who say they're all around disgusted with our choices and intend not to vote at all (or vote Ron Paul). I'm for everyone's right to vote for whoever they want, but let's think about this. A vote for McCain is one more vote's assurance that Obama will not be our next president.

  7. By Paul Zannucci on June 6, 2008 at 1:15 PM

    Jeremy--I hear that "not going to vote" all the time. It's crazy. Hopefully the McCain campaign can smooth over these feelings soon, maybe at the convention, and win these folks back.