July 18, 2004

That's all you need to know...

Orson Scott Card nails it:

...George W. Bush is the real thing. Despite unbelievable political hostility, at home and abroad, he has determinedly pursued the war that we had to fight, and still have to pursue until we win.

Reagan caved in on Beirut and on paying off hostage-takers. George W. Bush hasn't caved in on anything significant concerning this war.

But W isn't smooth on TV. He has Letterman ridiculing him viciously every night on NBC. He has a lot of liars calling him a liar. The media message is constantly being pounded home: Even though W has successfully governed our country through the first two campaigns of a war that was forced on us; even though he has presided over a recovery from the recession that began during Clinton's presidency, despite the huge economic setback caused by 9/11; even though he has a track record that would be the envy of any wartime or peacetime president ...

In other words, even though he has the job of President and has done it as well as anyone in recent years (and, I believe, better than Reagan by quite some) ...

He still might lose the election, because Americans are so dumb we actually believe it when political dimwits like Letterman call Bush stupid ...

And because we're such slow learners we actually believe the Democratic candidate when he pretends to be a Republican. Despite his voting record. Despite the fact that the left wing of his own party doesn't believe a word of his promises....(thanks to Mike)

"he has determinedly pursued the war that we had to fight." There it is in a nutshell. Even if Bush had made as many mistakes as critics claim (I disagree strongly), and even if Kerry and the Dems are superhuman beings who don't make mistakes, as they would have us to believe (Well, it's true—they have perfect hindsight), that fact remains that the Dems don't want to fight, and Bush does. That's all you need to know.

When Abraham Lincoln was told that he should get rid of General Grant, because Grant had a drinking problem, he simply replied, "I need this man. He fights."

Posted by John Weidner at July 18, 2004 12:04 PM
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