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Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Presidential Politics and the Press
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Vote McCain: For real change
4 hours, 39 minutes ago
Millions of Americans will "vote for change" tomorrow by choosing Barack
Obama for President. But millions of Americans also will vote for change
tomorrow by choosing John McCain. Obama has tried to frame this election
as one of change vs. stasis. It isn't.
The truth is that the Bush administration has bungled nearly everything
it has touched. And Republican leaders in Congress were just as bad.
Seeking a "permanent majority," they sold out their principles for
power. And look where it got them. Voters booted them two years ago and
gave Democrats a chance to do better.
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But in the past two years, the Democratic Party has not done better.
Congress is even less popular now than when voters cleaned house in
2006. Its approval rating reached historic lows this year. And yet a
funny thing is happening. Voters are still venting their frustration at
Republicans. Such is the power of America's disappointment in the
eminently disappointing President Bush.
We share that disappointment. And yet we are not prepared, as many
otherwise sober Granite Staters appear to be, to cast aside our core
convictions just to try to teach President Bush a lesson he probably
won't get anyway.
For all his charm, Barack Obama proposes an agenda that is wholly
inconsistent with New Hampshire values. He envisions a country in which
even more wealth is collected and redistributed by an even more powerful
central government, where education decisions are made in Washington,
not the local school district, where federal bureaucrats decide what
kind of health care you have, where politicians decide who is allowed to
say what on the radio and where judges decide cases based on their
feelings, not the law (yes, he actually said that).
Obama wants to take America back to the 1930s. John McCain wants to move
America into the future.
McCain wants low taxes for everyone because he understands, as we in New
Hampshire do, that every dollar the government takes out of the economy
is a dollar that cannot go to create a job or a new product or service.
But he also understands, unlike Bush, that low taxes are the result of
low spending. He would -- finally -- get federal spending under control.
That is real change.
McCain would -- finally -- run the executive branch in a truly
nonpartisan manner, unlike Presidents Bush and Clinton. That is real change.
McCain would -- finally -- guide our military affairs with skill,
knowledge and unrelenting determination to win with honor. That is real
McCain would -- finally -- regain the respect of both our friends and
our enemies around the world. That is real change.
McCain would -- finally -- minimize Washington's influence in our daily
lives, not expand it. That is real change.
McCain would -- finally -- reform runaway entitlement programs that
threaten to consume the nation's wealth like a plague of locusts. That
is real change.
John McCain offers a true reform agenda. He is the only candidate with
credible plans to control spending, reform entitlement programs, fix
what actually ails our health care system and defeat al-Qaida
decisively. He would make Washington work again. That is what Americans
really want and what we really need.
If you want to vote for a truly new direction for America, don't vote
for the failed policies of the early 20th century. Vote for John McCain
and a new direction for our country.