Monday, October 18, 2004

What's Right About George Bush (and wrong about John Kerry)

Hugh Hewitt has posed the following question: "In 250 words or less, why vote for Bush and what's wrong with Kerry?" Here is my take:

Every four years, each presidential campaign announces that 'this presidential election is the most important in our lifetime'. This time they're right. This election is the culmination of the political battle that started in 1968 when the radical left decided to take over the Democratic Party. The battle was joined in 1972 with the election of Richard Nixon and the subsequent coup that used Watergate to unseat him, escalated with the judicial nomination battles in the 1980s, boiled over after the 1992 Democratic executive and legislative sweeps, and then exploded after the 1994 Republican legislative takeover and the subsequent battles over Whitewater and the Monica Lewinsky scandals. The 2000 election illustrated the chasm that divides us, with Al Gore refusing to concede until the US Supreme Court forced him to. Most Democrats still adamantly reject that decision.

Since then, the Democrats have done everything possible to thwart the Republicans’ ability to govern effectively because to them regaining political supremacy is the only priority. Not even September 11 has been able to alter the dynamic. The Democrats are so sure their agenda is best that they’re willing to destroy the country if that’s what it takes to regain power. That’s why Zell Miller, a life-long Democrat, is so angry. That’s why he endorsed George Bush.

Why vote for George Bush? Because he isn’t afraid to take a position. Because he is willing to recognize evil, and call it what it is. Because he’s principled and courageous.

In short, because he isn’t John Kerry.

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