It is time that America finally says, "enough is enough". We don't need any more. This nation is thirsting for real leadership, the best judgment; we need direction, someone with a vision for leading America. We need a leader that can think about the future of America and the world, not think about how he can further his own personal agenda.
The reality also is that our military personnel, whether they wished to take part in that war or not, fulfilled their duty for their country. Yes, more than 55,000 died, serving John McCain and all America. The war was totally wrong but they were not; they may or may not have agreed with their government's agenda at that time, yet they served - and they died. So, without a doubt, they are the true heroes that America should honor. Sure, we should honor McCain for his service and sacrifice. But we will not honor him for his blatant pandering for votes.
As America searches for leadership, it must look elsewhere, not in the direction of John McCain. He may think that he can fool America, but America is just plain tired of being fooled. He is trying to get the people of this nation to take their minds off the massive problems that we face as a nation; energy, the economy, job losses, home foreclosures, national debt, education, poverty. He wants us to become enamored of his hero image and his macho war policies, but America must not be allow itself to be taken down that road again. Not after eight years of continuing, escalating war, failed foreign policy and a complete inability to deal with the myriad, serious problems facing our nation domestically.
America is at a critical tuning point. This nation is bleeding profusely, it is literally hemorrhaging. We are on the road to bankruptcy as our national debt is over $9 trillion, our annual trade deficit is more than $700 billion, our housing industry and associated financial institutions are in a chaotic state. The Federal Reserve continues printing hundreds of billion of dollars and tossing them into the black hole of unregulated, devious financial practices. The foundations of our economy are structurally unsound. And we can't seem to determine how to extricate ourselves from the quicksand of Iraq. We are digging ourselves into a massive hole but we can't seem to stop digging.
Yes, let's listen to what the candidates are saying on the issues of utmost importance to America, but let's completely tune out the never-ending self promotion of the candidate who is so obsessed with the memories of his own suffering. A man who should, but does not, publicly state his respect for those true heroes who would ask no more of their country except that it honor them by thinking long and hard before waging any future war.