The Right Side

Notes from a conservative student.

“Don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static”

Posted by Cullin on September 5, 2008

followed by “Americans want us to stop yelling at each other, ok?”  Was McCain’s quick, witty response to a Code Pinko’s protest in the middle of his speech.

On the day after McCain accepting his nomination, I could not possibly imagine anyone else who would be a better president of the United States at any time.  Admittedly I had my doubts in McCain’s credentials to lead, mostly founded in his efforts supporting a “green” America, and his loose stance on immigration.  But, overall these fears are trivial compared to what he does stand for.

McCain has always been a supporter of keeping taxes low and fighting pork barrel spending.  He has always tried to keep political leaders accountable to their constituents, no matter the cost to his own party.  And, he has frequently been willing to reach across the aisle to get real, effective legislation passed.

His life story is one of learning, service, and most of all, love.

As a young man, he started off head-strong and looking for a fight.  But, when he was taken prisoner in Hanoi and had everything taken from him, his comfort, his health and his pride, he understood why he was there.  He was there because America is “not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for.”  And, it was his love for the cause that is America that lead him to continue his service after coming back stateside.

It is this love of country that has kept John McCain from falling victim to the luring temptation of power.  It has kept him from dolling out wasteful earmarks.  It has led him to fight for accountability in congress, no matter which party it affects.  And, it has led him to fight for the people of America, regardless of the party affiliations he has to ignore and regardless of what it could cost him among the ranks of his own party.

This dedication to putting the welfare of Americans first has been typical of both McCain’s and Palin’s career, and is exactly the kind of leadership we need to project us into a better and hopeful future.

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2 Responses to ““Don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static””

  1. Hannah said

    “don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static” = don’t listen to anyone with opposing views. McCain proved how narrow minded he really is in that moment.

  2. Cullin said

    Well, either that or it means don’t let people who come in and make a scene in an effort to derail a campaign discourage you from doing what you know is right. I don’t know, maybe I’m grabbing at clouds here.

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