What McCain has Endured

Don\’t Give Up

Please click on the link above to watch an inspiring video. It reminds my family of what John McCain faced while a POW in Vietnam. He faced unbearable pain, and yet endured. He has led when others faltered. He has walked “through the valley of death” and survived. He has the inner strength it takes to lead, and lead well.

What has Sen. Obama endured? It would be interesting to find out. He claims an affinity with those blacks who faced horrible racism; being denied access to employment, facilities, and voting. Obama, however, has never faced the firehoses and billy clubs of southern police officers. He has never faced the nooses of racists pigs in white hoods. He has never had to endure the injustices of slavery. He lived with a white mother, and grandmother. He attended one of the wealthiest black churches in the nation, which is the largest in the United Churches of Christ.

Who is the hero? Who is the true leader? The one who led in adversity, or the one who led in prosperity? One who sat in an enemy prison camp, or the one who sat in a huge, wealthy mega-church? One who has endured many attacks from members of his own party, or one who has voted with his party over 97% of the time? One who has given a substantial portion of his own income to deserving children, or one who, while on a well-funded liberal educational foundation, handed out other people’s money to deserving children? Obama has experience handing out other people’s money. McCain has experience working for others, many times in a literal hell. While some claim Obama a messiah, McCain has been raised by the true Messiah. He has truly been “resurrected from the dead.”

Vote McCain on November 4th.

5 comments for “What McCain has Endured

  1. Cougaress
    November 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Spot on with the video! I love it! I certainly think it does apply here as well as serving as an inspiration to anyone in various aspects of their lives.

    Thank you for sharing it!

  2. Ed Burley
    November 2, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    You think that video was good – you should see the entire movie. It’s called Facing the Giants.

    It was made by non-professional actors from a sizable Baptist church in Georgia. They’ve made several movies – Flywheel, and the most recent, Fireproof (which starred Kirk Cameron).

    I highly recommend Facing the Giants though. It’s awesome.

  3. Cougaress
    November 2, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    While googling for information on candidates for Michigan’s Represenatives I came across statitiscs I thought may apply to this site and specifically this article:

    Michigan voted Republican in the Presidential elections from 1972 through 1988. Since 1992 Michigan has voted a Democratic into the Presidential office.

    What I think applies here are the margins:
    In 1996 Clinton conquered Michigan with an overwhelmly 51.7% over Doles 38.5%.

    In 2000 Gore captured 51.3% of our votes and Bush 46.1%.

    In 2004 Kerry gained 51% of our votes while Bush had 48%.

    Do you see the pattern here? Besides the obvious that Dems have captured 1/2 the votes in Michigan for Presidential elections in recent years? The Republicans have increased the number of votes each election in our state, going from a slaughter in 1996 to a very narrow margin in 2004.

    If we ban together and NOT GIVE UP then perhaps this year will be the year we push past the narrow margins the Dems have here and capture a Republican victory!

  4. Ed Burley
    November 2, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Notice that the Democrats percentages dropped only slightly over those 3 elections – from 51.7 to 51.3 to 51. The Republicans gained from 38.5 to 48% over those same years. Personally, I believe the difference is in the third party and/or independent vote.

    Dole had driven quite a number of Republicans away with his treatment of Pat Buchanan, whom many believed would resurrect Reaganism. When Dole said that he wouldn’t tolerate Buchanan’s “intolerance,” that was just a bit too much for the paleo-conservatives in the party. They either voted for Clinton (who had begun his chameleonic change to a moderate), or for a third party, or not at all.

    Some of us didn’t vote for Bush in 2000, but changed our mind in 2004. It is vital that McCain get our support this time, to ensure that Obama doesn’t squeek out a victory…I think McCain will be solidly conservative on those important issues, and that’s good enough for me.

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