Obama's refusal to wear a flag pin and hold his hand over his heart during the National Anthem: Do we really want a President of the United States who doesn't love his country? This issue alone would cost Obama millions of votes if McCain has enough political courage to push it.
The Deficit: McCain has promised to balance the budget and has said there will be no more bailouts. On the other hand, some people have said Obama may run trillion dollar deficits and cause a depression with his tax increases. McCain should run ads showing a grim depression-style America featuring a weeping man apologizing to his dirty faced, overly thin son for ruining the country by voting for Barack Obama.
Inexperience and Incompetence: Obama has no record of accomplishment and he has never made an important decision in his life. McCain should say he's incompetent, that he doesn't even know many states there are in the nation he'd be leading, and that if he had a little more experience, he'd be as qualified as Sarah Palin, his Vice-President.
Obama's cocaine usage: Obama admits that he used to use cocaine. It is an addictive substance, so how do we know he ever quit? How do we know whether he ever dealt drugs? Do we want to tell America's children that it's ok to use cocaine by putting Barack Obama in the White House?
Bill Ayers: The problem with McCain's Bill Ayers attacks so far is that they've been much too tame. The Weathermen actually tried to murder American soldiers. Do the troops really deserve a Commander-in-Chief who would pal around with a guy who tried to kill them? If Obama is soft on Bill Ayers, would Obama be soft on Al-Qaeda as well? It's entirely possible and McCain should be willing to say so.
ACORN: Again, the McCain campaign hasn't gone far enough on ACORN. Obama has worked for these guys. His campaign has chipped in money to them. McCain should accuse him of being pro-voter fraud and trying to subvert democracy.
If the McCain campaign released ads like this every 24-48 hours, his campaign would monopolize the news cycle every day from now until the election, Obama wouldn't have time to respond effectively, and voters would walk into the voting booth thinking about Jeremiah Wright and whether they want a patriotic President or not -- as opposed to "change."
Granted, if McCain did this, the Obama campaign's surrogates and the media would get very angry and call him racist for not politely standing by and just allowing Obama to win -- but, they're already doing that now.
What it all comes down to is that McCain needs to make a decision: does he want to be President of the United States or does he want Harry Reid to like him? Does he want to prevent the Democrats from doing permanent damage to this country over the next four years or does he want to start trying to rebuild his friendly relationship with the Washington Post and the New York Times?
This is a crucial election and a lot of conservatives -- many of whom have never been big fans of John McCain -- have bent over backwards to do everything we can to help him get elected. We've chipped in money, we've encouraged people to vote, and we've stood up for him, even when it wasn't always easy or fun to do. As far as I'm concerned, after doing all that, John McCain owes it to us to do everything humanly possible to win the presidency instead of "going gentle into that good night."
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