This is the sixth and final installment in our series of special posts supporting the candidacy of John McCain, whom we have endorsed as be the best choice in the upcoming U.S. election where Russia policy is concerned. Search “campaign blitz” in our sidebar engine to read the prior entries.
It’s hard to imagine a more convincing argument against voting for Barack Obama, the man Charles Krauthhammer accurately calls “the most inexperienced presidential nominee in living memory,” than the fact that the New York Times has endorsed him. No thinking person should need any more information than that to cast their vote for John McCain.
The Gray Lady is wallowing in abject failure in the wake of the infamous Jayson Blair scandal, with its corporate bonds about to descend into the “junk” classification on the Moody’s rating system. Profits are down, readership is down, and accuracy is at an all-time low. Sure seems like they must be doing something wrong, and perhaps the editorial page’s pathogical hatred of George W. Bush has something to do with that. And now the great GL thinks the country wants to know who it believes should be the next president? The only sensible people interested in that information are those who want to do the opposite.
Now, to be sure, it’s in Obama’s favor that the great GL rejected him in the Democratic primaries. But ever since then, it has been skewing its coverage in his favor to a truly obscene extent, bashing the Republican candidates even though they are strongly critical of the Bush administration and publishing a series of petty attacks on Sarah Palin that it would surely decry as sexist if they had been made against Hillary Clinton.
And no amount of stupid GL propaganda can obscure the fact that Barack Obama is simply not qualified to be president, particuarly insofar as America’s foreign policy is concerned. As Krauthammer writes:
Well, how has [Obama] fared on the only two significant foreign policy tests he has faced since he’s been in the Senate? The first was the surge. Obama failed spectacularly. He not only opposed it. He tried to denigrate it, stop it and, finally, deny its success. The second test was Georgia, to which Obama responded instinctively with evenhanded moral equivalence, urging restraint on both sides. McCain did not have to consult his advisers to instantly identify the aggressor.
No wonder the Dumbocrats are so obsessively attacking Sarah Palin’s alleged lack of foreign policy credentials; the man at the top of their own ticket is just as lacking in such experience. The gibberish Obama babbled when Russia first moved into Georgia was sickening and offensive to those who generate the content on this blog, and terrifying. What if Obama reacts that way as president when Russia moves into Ukraine’s Crimean penninsula? We’d rather not think about it.
And we won’t have to if Americans do the responsible thing and require that Obama prove himself before becoming president. It is premature, arrogance to an revolting extreme, for Obama to deem himself ready to be president and to gamble with the nation’s future in the manner he is doing. We urge the American voters to demand the basic credentials they always have demanded in the past and not, at this most critical juncture in their history, to simply flip a coin and hope for the best.