Terry Paulson

If you or others you know still have doubts on Obama’s readiness to lead, here are reasons to make Senator John McCain your choice for president:

In one word—Trust! His ‘Straight Talk Express” is more than a slogan. He promised to join Obama in taking public funds; only McCain kept his promise. When Senator Biden talks of our enemies testing a President Obama’s strength, we know past enemies have already tested McCain as a POW. He passed with flying colors. You can trust McCain to do what he believes is right for the country-- “I’d rather lose an election than lose a war!” He has the maturity, integrity and proven character that only experience can affirm.

With the world facing the worst economic challenge in decades, McCain’s plan to reduce corporate taxes will keep more companies here, encourage economic growth and generate more American jobs. Only Hoover and Carter increased taxes as a cure for a bad economy; it made matters worse. While Obama wants to transfer wealth from the very Americans who fund capital investment and economic growth, McCain promises to keep the Bush tax cuts that helped our economy and jobs rebound after 9/11. McCain pledges to keep taxes low on all and raise them on none.

McCain’s energy independence plan is an “all of the above” plan—Drill and Diversify Now! It’s a call for action—he’d free states to allow off-shore exploration and drilling, encourage more clean-coal, speed processing and approval for more nuclear energy plants and refineries, and incentivize without subsidizing alternative energy innovation. That means jobs and a change you can believe in.

McCain complains, “Government has grown by 60 percent in the last eight years. That is simply inexcusable.” He promises to reclaim “our good name as the party of spending restraint.” He’s promised a “top-to-bottom” review of federal spending and promised to veto any bill that earmarks money to pet projects of members of Congress. In addition to eliminating government waste, he wants government to shrink, not grow.

In a dangerous world where we finally have the extremists on the run in Iraq and the Iraqi leaders beginning to make progress, John McCain’s vision for peace through victory makes room for a strong, necessary commitment and the flexibility to adjust strategy as needed! McCain remains the president most Americans would want called at 3 AM to deal with an international crisis!

McCain is a proven maverick who has put America first in taking on his own party leadership. While the Congressional Quarterly's Voting Studies indicate that he voted with Bush as much as 95% in 2007, he voted as low as 77 percent in 2005. Americans have seen his independence in action; he’s no Bush clone.

Terry Paulson

Terry Paulson, PhD is a psychologist, award-winning professional speaker, author of The Optimism Advantage: 50 Simple Truths to Transform Your Attitudes and Actions into Results, and long-time columnist for the Ventura County Star.

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