11/04/2008

I'm a Conservative...

As a Conservative, I'm voting for...

... the one man who has the necessary character to do the job, to take on the responsibilities of the office of the 44th President of the United States. As an American citizen, I would like to say that voters should pay less attention to a candidate's party and more to what they are saying and doing. Our first president, George Washington, warned against political parties and I see a lot of people strictly voting a certain way like lemmings, because that is the way their party chooses.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm a veteran, and having served proudly as a US Marine in the service of my country, I'm voting for the man who has a record of standing up for veterans and their rights, and a man who makes no excuses about where he stands on those issues. I'm voting for the man who will restore our nation's sacred trust with my fellow veterans, who is committed to creating a 21st Century Department of Veterans' Affairs that provides the care and benefits my fellow veterans and I deserve. I'm voting for the man who will help returning service members, who will will improve the quality of health care for veterans, rebuild the VA's broken benefits system, and combat homelessness among veterans.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm voting for the man who will protect the openness of the 'Net, and understands its power as a medium of free speech. I'm voting for the man who strongly supports the principle of network neutrality to preserve the benefits of open competition on the Internet.

I'm a Conservative...

I'm voting for the man who understands real family values, who will restore work-family balance to our nation, who will double funding for after-school programs. I'm voting for the man who will expand the Family Medical Leave Act, and will encourage flexible work schedules.

I'm a Conservative...

As a Conservative, I defend your right to get out and vote on November 4th. It doesn't matter whether you are a Democrat, a Republican or an Independent, you owe it to yourself, your family and your country to vote your conscience. Whether your leanings are Liberal, Conservative or towards Libertarian, don't allow your judgment to be clouded by ideology or partisanship. Instead, make the choice that is right for your country.

Despite all of its its problems and crises, the United States of America is the most powerful and best country in the world. America has always been a beacon of hope and opportunity, but for some time now, its light has been dimmed somewhat. It's up to you, my fellow American voters, to make the right choice on November 4th. Get out and vote: vote for change, vote for hope, vote for a better America and vote for a better world for all of us and for our children.

I'm a Conservative...

As a true Conservative, I have one clear choice, and that choice is Barack Obama.

There is no doubt whatsoever in my mind, heart or soul that in Barack Obama, there's a real opportunity to turn the best country in the world into an even better country. Opportunities like these don't come around every four or eight years; they present themselves once every several hundred years.

I respect the opinions of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, political satirist and author Christopher Buckley ( son of the late William F. Buckley Jr.) and Alison Goldwater Ross (the granddaughter of the late Senator Barry Goldwater). All of these people are Republicans and true Conservatives, and each of them has endorsed Barack Obama and not John McCain.

Candidly speaking, neither Barack Obama nor John McCain has real experience that's applicable to being President of the United States, with the exception that both of them have run large, multimillion-dollar political campaigns. The main difference is that John McCain's has been disorganized, quite confused and quite ineffective. On the other hand, Barack Obama has run a smooth operation, and done it with little of the commotion and mindless cacophony that so often shows in these campaigns. And Obama looked directly at McCain during the debates, though that simple mark of respect was rarely returned.

In Barack Obama, we will have a president that is as normal, ordinary and human as all of us. He won't forget about what real life is like for all of us as individuals and as a nation.

7 comments:

JargonTalk said...

And in retrospect, I'm glad that I voted the way that I did, and had a chance to hear President-elect Barack Obama's speech from Chicago, on November 4th, 2008.

"Yes, we can!" And yes, we will.

catiag said...

You've made a very good point - well, several of them.
I have this tendency to see politicians in very much the same way that women over 40 usually see men: they're all the same and they're all no good. Still, I sincerely hope that Obama is up to the challenge: nobody needs another bad president, neither the US nor the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

Silly question, but what is that book that Barack Obama has in his hand? What is he reading?

JargonTalk said...

Anonymous, you said: "Silly question, but what is that book that Barack Obama has in his hand? What is he reading?"

Pardon my delay in answering you. It wasn't My Pet Goat, a favorite of another leader, that's for sure. The book he was reading is The Post-American World, by Fareed Zakaria, an Indian-born naturalized American journalist, author, and television host specializing in international relations. His book is well thought of, and it's good to see not only that President-elect Obama reads, but that he reads books that have real merit and that expand his perspectives.

unkawill said...

So how's it going with your pick so far?

JargonTalk said...

Unkawill, you asked how's it going with my pick so far. I can only answer that I don't know, as he hasn't been in office long enough so far to tell. But from your question, you seem to already have an opinion, so please feel free to share it here.

JargonTalk said...

And here we are again... four more years!

Congratulations again, Mr. Obama!