Thursday, September 4, 2008

McCain's Ethical Vision Is Awesome

Watching the Republican Convention at 10:32 EST, McCain is awesome. He is a great candidate, and the Republicans are a great party. They make me proud to be an American. McCain is the real deal, a war hero, a man of conscience. The Republicans will win. God bless him.

At 11:35, listening to the media pundits on Fox, I think they missed the main point. Bill Kristol's comment about McCain's reorienting his campaign and taking some of Obama's themes was insightful, though.

The main point is this. The change that Mr. Obama is advocating is that he will remove the bloat and corruption that has occurred under George Bush and replace it with the bloat and corruption in which he is steeped in the Chicago cesspool.

In contrast, Mr. McCain said that he believes in traditional American values and that these high ethical values will drive the change in which he believes. He does not work for faction, for party, for special interests. He works for you. The pundits do not hear this because they are part of the mainstream of political corruption in Washington. They do not hear Mr. McCain's ethical voice because they do not believe that there is such a thing as ethics, and even if they do, they are not used to hearing it.


Diogenes said...

Ethics? Ethics? Oh... you mean the stuff that John McBush lost in the Keating 5 scandal about 20 years ago?

Mitchell Langbert said...

Well, I don't mean the repeated lying in Obama's memoirs. But you make a good though inaccurate point. Of course, in today's Washington, the product of Progressive centralization and government bloat, there are probably no politicians with perfect ethics. Mr. Obama clearly does not know what "ethics" means.
Mr. McCain may be imperfect, but he can point the country in the right direction. Better than a chronic liar like Obama.

The inaccuracy in your point is that you fail to mention that Mr. McCain was criticized for poor judgment but cleared of wrong doing in the Keating Five scandal. According to Wikipedia:

"After a lengthy investigation, the Senate Ethics Committee determined in 1991 that Alan Cranston, Dennis DeConcini, and Donald Riegle had substantially and improperly interfered with the FHLBB in its investigation of Lincoln Savings. Senators John Glenn and John McCain were cleared of having acted improperly but were criticized for having exercised "poor judgment".