Doug Giles

2. Another source for agonizing angst for the Democrats must have been watching America?s mayor, Rudy Giuliani, enthusiastically back Bush.  Imagine the Dems? anguish, as they try to get voters to ignore the man who pulled the world?s most diverse and powerful city together after the greatest attack in history on the American homeland.  Imagine the labor involved in trying to figure out what to say or do or allege to get thinking Democrats and Independents not to follow this proven leader of leaders ?  and hilarious Republican communicator.  What kind of sweat is entailed in getting the liberals? teetering moderate constituency to look away from Giuliani who might differ from President Bush on social issues but properly gives them a backseat to the main cause at hand: the war on terror?

3. You know Kerry?s cabal has got that sick, sinking feeling watching Arnold Schwarzenegger.  The Democrats -- so proud of their anything but middle-America Hollyweird crowd and their jaded, stupefied endorsements -- must have wanted to hurl their vegan lunch when Arnold took the stage and verbally gut-punched their liberal pundits to the mat.  Arnold was on fire, informative, and infectious.  Governor Schwarzenegger has five things that Kerry?s barely employed, screw loose Tinseltown mob lack: comedy, class, courage, conviction and a huge crowd.  Ouch, Arnold ? very ouch.

4. Then we have First Lady Laura Bush.  Mrs. Bush must have laid the pain to the lefties when she elegantly took the stage and spoke of her husband?s presidential accomplishments and his personal character, rather than ramble incoherently about her life?s journey and toss a gratuitous bone to her financially dependent husband.  Laura Bush could have read beef jerky recipes, yodeled, gargled with Listerine and played the spoons and still come off better than Teresa Heinz Janis Joplin Kerry did at the Democrats? convention.  Part of George W. Bush?s greatness lies next to him in bed every night in the form of the haven?t-seen-a- woman-like-this in a long time, classy Laura Bush.

5. You know Senator Zell Miller must have made the Democrats long for a carload of Miller Lite with his speech.  To have a Democrat systematically pull their wet noodle candidate apart like an eagle on a rabbit carcass, probably leaves a stubborn Democrat no other recourse or relief than sucking on a brew or ten.  Of course, they could castigate Zell and for diversion?s sake state that his speech is unimportant because  -- horror of horrors! -- he was angry.  And being angry towards the ludicrous left is a No-No, no?  The argument runs that because Zell was angry we should not listen to him, but instead disbelieve his accurate rehearsal of Senator Kerry?s Senate voting record where JFK, too,  opposed

· the B-1 bomber,
· the B-2 bomber,
· the F-14A Tomcat,
· the modernized F-14D,
· the Apache helicopter,
· the F-15 Eagle,
· the Patriot missile,
· the Aegis air-defense cruiser,
· the Trident missile,
· the Strategic Defense Initiative
      [which he joined the left in derisively calling ?Star Wars?].

And despite the fact every one of these defense systems has been successful and importantly contributed to the freeing of millions of people, we must simply believe Kerry will be strong on defense.

My ClashPoint is this:  Unlike Kerry during the DNC, Bush at the RNC clearly laid out his vision for us both domestically and militarily while Cheney humorously gave Kerry?s vacillating Senatorial voting record a swift kick to the shins.  The Democratic kicker is that Bush and Cheney found enthusiastic acceptance within a very diverse yet unified Republican, Democrat and Independent crowd!  This has got to be quite the pain in the Democratic derri?.  They must be thinking, ?How can this be??  ?How can moderate Democrats, Independents and Republicans and staunchly conservative Republicans get along in such a party when the only thing that works for us Dems is political inbreeding and cloning? 

Well, kids, Bush?s double-digit lead in the polls boils down to the fact that in the midst of our social and fiscal differences, we understand something that the left doesn?t seem to get: we are at war with an implacable enemy who has nothing to negotiate, who hates us and who wants us dead.  Therefore, first things first: we are focused on stopping those people -- the terrorists --  on their turf, and crippling nations that support them in wanting to kill us and all freedom loving people. 

We do this, because with them still around we cannot continue this great American experiment and export freedom to other countries.  And it is here, at this aggressive militaristic point, where the resolute George W. Bush makes the questionable John Forbes Kerry look positively scary. 

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.