10/11/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Enough! Look At The Record, Not The Bells And Whistles

There are times in life when you have to say ENOUGH !!!

Barack Obama said it with force when he accepted the nomination for his party as the first African American Presidential nominee. I felt the ground shake when he said it.

Did anyone else hear him?

Are we so gullible as to think John McCain will do anything to separate himself from the last 8 years of failed Bush policy? He hasn't spoken on issues. He hasn't explained what he will do about the economy and jobs. He has however, chanted "POW" and "Drill" over and over again.
His campaign is wallowing in the mud and trying to drag the rest of us in with him, and we are choosing to let him do just that.


What we are seeing, "My Friends," is a deliberate and cunning attempt to remake himself into a Barack Obama clone. He waits to see what Obama's next move will be then he chants "Me Too."
McCain seems content to parrot Obama's message of change. What's next, height stretchers, elevated shoes, skin-tanning makeup?

Is America still so race-blinded that we can't see McCain for what he really is? Sure, he's picked himself a female running mate, but what do we know about her? We should only care where she stands on issues. Ask yourself these questions

"Am I better off than I was 8 years ago? Is my family better off?" I suspect the answer to both questions is a resounding NO!

Here is what people here in Northwest Ohio are saying, especially women.

"I guess McCain thinks women are stupid."

" McCain tosses an unqualified woman onto the Republican ticket and tells me I have to vote for them because Sarah Palin says so because she's a woman? I don't think so."

Women here in Defiance, Ohio, are insulted that the McCain camp thinks that in 2008 we can't speak or think for ourselves. "Throw a woman on the ticket and they'll fall in line."

We don't care about The Bridge To Nowhere, or Hockey Moms, Trooper Gate, or Pigs With Lipstick, and we especially don't care about Todd Palin. We want to hear how Sarah Palin is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency when she's so obviously not. We want to hear about what McCain/Palin will do for our families. What will they do about health care, jobs, women's issues? What does Sarah Palin have to say about Georgia and Russia, about Iran, Iraq and North Korea? Does she think Czechoslovakia is still a country?

To the women of this Country I say, our sisters fought too hard to win the right to vote. Let's not throw that away just because John McCain is trying to trick us into thinking he gives a damn about us. The truth is, he doesn't. John McCain is in this race for John McCain.

We watched Republicans chant and cheer from the convention floor as McCain called himself a "Maverick" and "A Change Agent", but the only thing I've seen him do is align himself directly with George Bush. He shares George Bush's policies on economics, foreign policy, lobbying and special interests (big oil).

John McCain has decided to do whatever it takes to win, no matter what the cost to America. He believes if you smear and belittle your opponent enough, you can beat them. Sounds like George Bush and Karl Rove politics to me.


We need to wake up and see John McCain's campaign for what it really is; a vendictive, lying attempt to hi-jack your vote. Don't let it happen, and don't be fooled. He will do nothing different than George Bush has done. John McCain learned well from George Bush. He supported George Bush. He calls him his friend.

Remember that it was the McCain camp that called us "A Nation Of Whiners!" I don't know about you, but that comment made me more mad than I've been in a very long time. How dare they say we are whining when we have to pay high prices for gas and food for our families. How dare they say we are whining when we can't afford insurance for our families. How dare they say we are whining when Americans are hurting more than ever. Believe me, if John McCain is elected, Americans will be hurting worse than they are now. (If that is possible.)

John McCain has insulted our intelligence and lied to us over and over again, it's time to say ENOUGH!!