If I had been an Arizona voter I would have voted for John McCain. I believe he is a sincere and dedicated American. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, warrior, prisoner-of-war, elected to the U.S. Senate! Fewer have a better resume.
However, I did not support him for his presidential campaign — nor will I in 2008! If you look at history, service as a U.S. Senator is NOT an indication of any ability to be the President of the United States. As Al Smith said in the 1920s, “Let’s look at the record!” No one has been elected President of the United States directly to the Presidency and served a full term in the office! There have been several Presidents elected in my life time who did serve in the Senate sometime prior to their election to the Office of the President: Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Lyndon Johnson. Only President Truman is respected today for being a GOOD president! An older Andrew Johnson was president in the 1860s and I have difficulty finding any good words of praise for his services.
I have wondered WHY senators make such poor presidents and decided that it’s their ego and personality failures as worthwhile presidential politicians. Their arrogance that has been displayed by the current group of senators manifests itself. Look at the way both the Democrats and Republican senators seek their TV time to be heard; these senators LORD is over the American public and Supreme Court nominees to needlessly irate the voters and embarrass the nominees; the way they “earmark” special funds of our taxpayers’ earning to build “bridges to nowhere” and many other wasteful projects; their ability to duck their responsibilities to American citizens to enact proper immigration laws while devoting their efforts to insure that we increase the quantity of lower intelligent voters who can be swayed by political rhetoric. Those that vote with their pocket book rather than their mind!; their fight to insure that 95 percent of the American workers are NOT allowed to have a Social Security personal savings accounts they have provided for themselves and government workers; and they can vote to increase their salaries while not being able to enact laws that Americans needs. They pass laws for truth in lending, truth in products, but do NOT support truth in Congress; truth in Congressional ethics, lobbying and/or political contributions!p>For the students of New School, I have little to say to them about their conduct — only “SHAME on you!” To their parents and teachers I say that the parents and teachers FAILED in their reprehensibility to TEACH these students what this country is all about and some social graces. To the administration of New School — and other schools with similar problems — I sincerely suggest that they start with “clean sheet” for planning commencement activities. Off the top of my head, if I had my way, I would schedule a cafeteria “FOOD FIGHT” where the students and faculty could get it all together and the parents would have an appropriate opportunity to see what they have begat! br> — Phil Smith br> Genoa Township, Ohio /p>
Well, all I can say is Long Live the Liberals; they are making fools of themselves and sending more people to the Republican side. How good is that!!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online