FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
Is it time to give up?
Even if this one is in the refrigerator, I say no.
The entire election has changed tones since recent events in the financial
world have gotten the public’s attention. At least, in my view it has. Until
the last week, I have believed that regardless of the Congressional outlook
this year, the Presidential race would be close, with a slight advantage to
us, the same as the last two Presidential elections.
Not anymore, though. I think we have given up that advantage, and it has
shown in the steady bleed McCain has lost in the polls. We’re behind, and
events must go our way for us to win. Some of those events we are capable of
making happen, and others must be events we react to well, but we can’t just
hope the clock runs out.
Of course, not everyone had the same outlook I did, Others thought that
history itself was running against us this year, that even before the nominees
were chosen we had no chance to win. Naturally, to people with that outlook,
recent events have led to an even greater degree of pessimism.
I feel stifled and frustrated by such pessmism I see on the right though.
This, now, is my response, not to any one person, but to a general sense that
Yes, we’re losing, but we haven’t lost. Yes, this election is important,
as important as any Presidential election is since the expansion of the
central government, and the politicization of the Supreme Court. No, we are
not better off just “taking our medicine,” letting Barack Obama take the blame
for soon to be coming events, and hoping we get “another 1980″ or “another
1994″ after two or four years of Obama.
Do I want to win this year? Yes. Yes. Yes. A thousand times yes do I
want to win this year.
The Democrats never think this way, and they never pay in
the long run for it. They never take their medicine, they never lose to win,
they never rebuild. They just cry a little, then get back to winning.
They never give us a day’s rest. Let’s not give up or even let up for a
second, so that we don’t give them a day’s rest.
As long as the votes have not yet been all cast, I will not stop doing
everything I am in a position to do, to ensure the election of John McCain as
President of the United States, and the elections of other Republicans running
for office this year.
I leave you with the words of John McCain which fit now more than when he
spoke them: “Stand up, stand up, stand up and fight! Nothing is inevitable
here. We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from
history. We make history.”