No one wants to carry the ball 99 yards all the way to the one-yard line, and then give it to the halfback who gets all the credit, one state senator complained to a local journalist.
I don’t usually start a post with a quote from a rabidly liberal journalist who works for the largest, most despicable newspaper in the U.S. Paul Krugman, however (writing here in the New York Times) makes an excellent point. Is Barack Obama really an Eli Manning for Democratic progressives and liberals, or is he something else? I must give credit here to my daughter Lydia. She sent me a link last night to Todd Spivak’s article in the Houston Press, which is where Krugman’s quote comes from. (Wonder why he didn’t credit Mr. Spivak? Did he not know the source of the quote??) In any case, having read that article, an interesting possibility emerges. What happens when you put a one-yard lightweight into a room with a man who demanded from his captors that he be the last man out of the rat infested hellhole where his men were being tortured and killed?
Do I like John McCain? Not particularly… Do I agree with him? On some important issues, yes– and on others I don’t trust him farther than I could crawl in a prison cell. Is he often arrogant and self-centered? That’s what it looks like from here. Do I admire his courage and fortitude? Absolutely. Do I want him commanding the armed forces which keep the IEDs in the Middle East instead of on the streets of Barack Obama’s Chicago? I believe I do…
We won’t be voting in November for the position of “nice guy at the office”. With a powder keg almost ready to blow in Gaza, and a nutjob relentlessly pursuing terror teams armed with tactical nuclear weapons, we need someone who has the proven ability to fight to the last man. Honestly, I don’t care much for my voting choices this year. Nevertheless, an arrogant, battle-hard patriot still beats a silver-tongued, unproven rookie any day.
2 Replies to “One Yard Halfback”
Yeah! Go dad, my thoughts exactly. Let us just pray that God would work in McCain and help him to do what is right and to keep that temper under control.
I must hasten to add that I am praying for all the candidates, because I recognize that the country I love may have my least favorite presidential pick next Jan.
All things do work together for good*, as a former murderer and religious bigot once said, and I trust our Lord to work good things through thoroughly unappealing people.