Commentary: Beware of presidential races going down to the wire
The presidential campaign is going down to the wire, and Al Gore, in particular, is flittering around the country waving his arms, his decibel range has increased considerably, and his message is one of big government vs. the bad guys. At best, h...
The presidential campaign is going down to the wire, and Al Gore, in particular, is flittering around the country waving his arms, his decibel range has increased considerably, and his message is one of big government vs. the bad guys. At best, he continues to spin a broken record of misinformation, mistrust and mismanagement. His tales of woe are really turning a thinking electorate off. That isn't stopping him, however.
At stake is more than a popularity contest between two guys. This election is about character, compromise and consensus. This election campaign, between two defining philosophies, represents the true meaning of America, a diverse, intense society that has the world eating at our feet because we are the best in the world. We have a serious need and responsibility to exercise this power with purpose, flexibility and extreme care.
Having said that, look at the philosophies and track records of each candidate. More importantly, how do these two individuals plan to exercise their leadership role in a world society surrounded by war, economic chaos and social diversity? With the communist community, especially China, now open to a revised interplay with the capitalistic world and a solid OPEC national influence that continues to hold a trump card in the world's supply of oil, there is much at stake for America. The needs of our citizens must be addressed in a much broader scope than the orchestrated chest pounding of Al Gore and liberal do-gooders. Indeed, we need serious leadership, not false promises that only distract from reality.
That is the real issue for Americans to consider when we go to the polls a week from Tuesday, Nov. 7. Gore has it in his mind that the federal government is the all-encompassing benefactor of the "people," because the "people" cannot be trusted to think for themselves. Everytime Gore screams out "You ain't seen nothin' yet," I want to gag. The fact is Gore doesn't have a serious plan for America, only a packsack full of fancy promises that he really has no control over.
George Bush, on the other hand, has promised to work for the best interests of America by using a bipartisan effort to find common ground. Bush will shake up his cabinet and put the entire world on notice that America will remain strong, dedicated to peace and ever mindful that the interests of the United States are his number one goal.
Gore, however, will promote a continuation of a Clinton world policy that has put the men and women of our armed forces in harm's way throughout the world. Do you believe a visit to North Korea by President Clinton is going to help America or help North Korea solve its own economic woes? This is a good question for Gore to answer. Oh, by the way, is it possible Al Gore invented the phrase "You ain't seen nothin' yet?" Maybe that's another question for Al to respond to.
Our advice is to keep an open mind and not be confused by colorful last minute rhetoric.