David Limbaugh

Here we are less than two weeks from the election and John Kerry is still playing "hide the ball." The last thing he wants most of us -- excluding his loony, militant base -- to know is who he really is.

Kerry knows that if he releases his military records or is forthright about his true beliefs on the issues, he won't stand a ghost of a chance. His entire campaign, therefore, has been little more than an extended "wink and a nod."

He is locked in an unspoken conspiracy with his wild-eyed Michael Moore/George Soros/Whoopi Goldberg base to feint just enough toward sanity to fool the Ward Cleaver voter. After "winking" behind his shades to the America-haters, he turns toward middle Americans, and with a "nod" fraudulently affirms to them his allegiance to traditionalism.

What is Kerry so afraid of? Why doesn't he want you to find out the identity of that man behind the curtain? Why doesn't he want you to read his book "The New Soldier"? Why doesn't he want you to see "Stolen Honor"? Why won't he release his medical records? Why won't he talk about his Senate record? Why won't he address specific charges about his Vietnam tour?

The answer is that without convincing millions of voters he is someone that he is not, he would suffer the biggest landslide defeat in American history -- bar none. What a sad state American liberalism finds itself in when it can't tout its own candidate as a true believer. And what a sad commentary on the candidate himself that he would willingly participate in such a fundamental deception about his very essence as a human being.

All winking and nodding aside, do you think Kerry could seriously compete for popular or electoral votes if he leveled with the American people? And do you think for a second that his extremist base doesn't know exactly who he is?

Just take his position on gay marriage, for example. He has said emphatically during the campaign that he believes that marriage is between a man and a woman, but in every other respect he's the homosexuals' most ardent advocate.

Does anyone, including the homosexual lobby, truly believe he is opposed, in his heart of hearts, to homosexual marriage? Does anyone, including the homosexual lobby, truly believe he agrees with traditionalists that heterosexual marriage is a vital institution that must be preserved as a foundational pillar of our civilization? Have you noticed any softness of support among his gay supporters? Of course not.


David Limbaugh

David Limbaugh, brother of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, is an expert on law and politics. He recently authored the New York Times best-selling book: "Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of the Gospel."

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