Sunday, October 31, 2004

Why the Polls Don't Make Sense


If you look at the weekend tracking polls, they don't make sense. The war on terror and the war in Iraq are listed as the most important issues in the election, Bush is rated far ahead of Kerry in handling those issues, and only slightly behind him on handling the economy, yet Bush and Kerry are even. There is an inconsistency there.

In thinking about that inconsistency, and some problems I have had to deal with in my family life, I remembered some words Bush has been saying, and the first three words of one of my favorite books, The Road Less Travelled, by Scott Peck. The first three words of that book are emblazoned on my memory. "Life is Difficult". In the rest of the book, a perennial best seller, Peck discusses the spiritual and psychological problems and consequences flowing from that hard truth. In summary, he says, if you face the difficulties, acknowledge them, work through them, then the difficulties are not so bad and life becomes, ironically, less difficult. But if you pretend that they are not there, or that they are someone else's fault, then, he says, they will get worse. Most mental and spiritual illness, he says, is a refusal to face the evil, the weakness and the pain in one's life. Scott Peck, last I checked was a liberal. Nevertheless, the ideas presented in his one great book still bear thinking about.

Because, I think, they explain this irrational desire to dump Bush, the irrational hatred of Bush. Bush is the leader who had the courage to point the finger, to name names to face the evil in our common lives as a nation.

We had 30 years of the American people refusing to accept this particular evil. From Jimmy Carter, whose State Department in the guise of helping a populist movement, refused to support the Shah of Iran , and Reagan, who had bigger fish to fry than what seemed like the petty evil of the Wahabbists, to Bush 41 who pretended it was just Saddam to Clinton who pretended it was a legal problem. Now we have a president who names names and kicks , well you know what. And it is scary. And it is hard and it is painful. And a lot of people are definitely not into scary, hard and painful. And Kerry tells them, leave it to me, I will take care of it, its easy if you know what you are doing. It is a siren song. REmember the sirens? They were the beautiful singers trying to lure Odysseus onto the rocks. And that is what is so frightening about this election. People want to be deceived because they have been promised that life really is not so hard, or it shouldn't be, or it is someone else's fault. So there is an emotional disconnect between what people know and how they are willing to vote.

Friday, October 29, 2004

Who Is Orwellian? NAACP leader's speech probed for tax-exempt offense: "NAACP leader's speech probed for tax-exempt offense

Julian Bond dawns his self-righteous liberal hat. When Newt Gingrich started conservative organizations, he and they were sued for violating this charitable organization prohibition. In addition, a number of people have been attending conservative churches and complaining that their pastors are campaigning from the pulpit. That is all apparently okay with liberals and Julian Bond. Only liberal non-profits are allowed to be political, not conservative ones. Well, as they used to say, what is good for the Republicans can be used to cook the Democrat goose.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Bush's October Surprise--Russia tied to Iraq's missing arms

Russia tied to Iraq's missing arms - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - October 28, 2004: "Defense officials said the Russians can provide information on what happened to the Iraqi weapons and explosives that were transported out of the country. Officials believe the Russians also can explain what happened to Iraq's weapons of mass destruction programs.

Whether planned or not, this story may well work to Bush's advantage before next Tuesday. Most people are skipping over this paragraph about the Russians providing information. There have been signs of a change of the Russian heart. The reason almost certainly is Beslan. There have been other terrorist acts in Russia in the past, but the horror of this one exceeded all of the others.

Putin wants Bush to win. Why? Bush understands the war on terror, he is a known entity and he is dependable. Kerry is none of those things.

In addition, by various actions Bush has made it clear that repentance and redemption are possible even for the people who were double dealing with Saddam, IF and its a big IF, they provide material assistance in the war on terror.

I don't think this last parapgraph in the story is a throwaway.

Pre-positioning Florida to Stop the Election

The key thing you need to remember about this story is the fact that is left out-- In Florida, election officials at the county level are elected. They are the ones who handle the actual voting. The officials who have supposedly messed this up are all Democrats. Now why would they be so careless as to lose 58,000 ballots? Maybe this is just another scam. Its enough ballots to change the outcome in Florida, and it gives the Dems a way to set aside the whole state election and demand a do-over. This is a very dangerous sitation and needs to be investigated right away. - You Decide 2004 - Up to 58,000 Ballots Lost in Fla. County: "Up to 58,000 Ballots Lost in Fla. County"

Monday, October 25, 2004

If Kerry Wins Gay Marriage Will Be Mandated By the Supreme court

While Kerry has been mendaciously leading people opposed to gay marriage to believe that he opposes it, the truth is that he has promised homosexual advocacy groups that he will appoint judges who will enact it. If this issue is important to you, you must vote for Bush

Courting the Gay Vote: "ocate's profiler/interviewer, Chad Graham, writes that while the last three Democratic nominees, Bill Clinton twice and Al Gore, sat down for interviews in their election years, 'Kerry is the only one with the mettle to do it this close to an election. Bill Clinton and Al Gore spoke with the magazine months before facing voters on Election Day. Kerry speaks to us in an issue that will reach readers mere days before November 2.'

In the interview, Kerry repeats his opposition to same-sex marriage in language that can generously be described as cryptic: 'I have my view, and my view is my view.' Why, then, should gays come out to vote for the Kerry-Edwards ticket?

'If they think that they want a Supreme Court with more justices like Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia,' Kerry replies, 'then they should stay home. If they want a Court appointed by John Kerry that's going to fight for equality in America and the fair interpretation of the equal protection clause and due process, this is the most important election of our lifetime.'

The passage beginning 'fair interpretation' is of course the signal: Kerry's Supreme Court appointees, he is saying, will have views similar to those that led the Massachusetts high court to mandate gay marriage in Kerry's home state earlier this year. This should be posted next to Kerry's 'litmus

test' for judges on upholding Roe v. Wade, affirmed by the senator under Bush's challenge in the third presidential debate on October 13. This would enable the second Roman Catholic president, John F. Kerry, to continue to hold as a personal view his belief that marriage is between a man and a woman, just as he honors the church teaching that human life begins at conception, while at the same time blackballing any future judge who might vote against abortion or same-sex marriage as mandated constitutional law.

Even with a Bush victory on November 2, then, the revolutionary agenda of judicial elites is very far from being thwarted. A Kerry victory means that enactment of the judge-made marriage revolution is only a matter of time."

The Lord Loves Those Who Hate Evil

When all else fails, read the Bible. Psalm 97:10 "The Lord loves those who hate evil;he guards the lives of his faithful;he rescues them from the hand of the wicked. Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright of heart. Rejoice in the Lord oh you righteous, and give thanks to his holy name."

Now, when all is said and done, that is where we have to look for our election advice. These are, indeed, the times that try men's (and women's ) souls. When we see that almost half our nation appears to be willing to vote for a man who is willing to sell his soul for a billion dollars (okay, the price was high anyway), its pretty frightenting.

Why there is not Flu Vaccine Available

Here is just an example of the predatory trial lawyer at work. Not content to wait for people to come to them, they tell people who have Guillain Barre syndrome, maybe you got it from flu vaccine. Since so many people get vaccinated for the flu every year, there is a good chance that a lot of people who have Guillain Barre also had a flu vaccine injection.

To understand the dishonest science of it: What if the ad said, maybe you go it from drinking milk as a child. Most of the sufferers of GB did drink milk as a child because most people drink milk as a child. Scientists looking for cause and effect look for a lot more evidence than that. But the truth is that the lawsuits put a dampening effect on the industry and make people decide not to go into a business if it simply becomes a way to support trial lawyers.

Flu Vaccine Side Effects: "The Influenza vaccine is linked to neurological side effects and autoimmune conditions such as Guillain-Barré Syndrome. The Flu vaccine is given prior to Flu season in order to protect against the Influenza virus.

For years evidence has been mounting linking the Flu vaccine to serious neurological side effects. There have been occasional cases involving influenza vaccines causing Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and other autoimmune conditions. Guillain-Barré syndrome is a disorder in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system. The first symptoms of this disorder include varying degrees of weakness or tingling sensations in the legs. In many instances, the weakness and abnormal sensations spread to the arms and upper body. These symptoms can increase in intensity until the muscles cannot be used at all and the patient is almost totally paralyzed.

Additionally critics of the Flu Vaccine argue that the Flu vaccine might be irrelevant. These critics argue that the flu vaccine, for most healthy people, is (1) unnecessary; (2) ineffective; and (3) capable of causing serious neurological injuries. Most cases of so-called flu are not influenza at all, but rather cases involving rhinoviruses and other infections. Getting the flu, for most healthy individuals is not very serious.

Flu vaccines are admittedly viewed by many in the public health community as being a monetary vaccine, designed to reduce days lost from work.

Friday, October 22, 2004

Robertson Misremembers - No casualties? White House disputes Robertson comment - Oct 20, 2004: " 


No casualties? White House disputes Robertson comment

'The president never made such a comment'

The best admonition in evaluating this story is from California Civil Jury Instruction Number 107 (These are standard jury instructions which California Courts must give to jurors in guiding them how to decide civil cases in California)

Sometimes a witness may say something that is not consistent
with something else he or she said. Sometimes different witnesses
will give different versions of what happened. People often forget
things or make mistakes in what they remember. Also, two
people may see the same event but remember it differently. You
may consider these differences, but do not decide that testimony
is untrue just because it differs from other testimony.

Seizing on this remark is part and parcel of the MSM campaign against Bush. If we go back and remember WHAT WAS BEING ARGUED before the war in Iraq started, the number of casualties actually suffered to date is very small even at 1000. Pessimists were predicting many thousands of casualties before our troops even made it to Baghdad. The war went immeasurably better than anyone expected and the number of casualties to date is still very small compared to almost any other war that U. S. troops have conducted.

Taking heed to the Jury Instructions we should remember that it is entirely possible that President Bush told Mr. Robertson that there would not be massive casualties in taking Iraq and that Mr. Robertson remembers it as there not being any.

This whole thing is being magnified to be a wedge between one group of Bush supporters and another, nothing more.

Also, there is either a deliberate or ignorant understanding of how evangelicals discuss their faith life. When they say that God wants this or that they are saying what someone less evangelical would express as, " I have meditated deeply on this issue and feel certain in my heart that this is the way things should be." It does not mean that Mr. Robertson hallucinates, which is what is implied in the news stories.

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Why You Should Vote for Bush in 250 Words or less

In 1971 John Kerry advocated that the US should withdraw from Viet Nam because no great strategic interest of the US was involved. He assured the Fulbright committee and the American people that the communists would kill maybe two or three thousand people. He reassured us that we would not be letting down our allies in South Viet Nam. We, all of us, followed his advice. Millions of people died because the US withdrew and the Khmer Rouge knew we would do nothing about the killing fields in Cambodia because we had no appetite for a war in Southeast Asia. Hundreds of thousands of our former allies who were not killed escaped in leaky boats and came here with nothing. John Kerry was deeply, completely horribly wrong. He has never admitted he was wrong. He says he is proud of what he did in lying about Viet Nam. Our actions there gave our enemies the belief that the U.S. is a paper tiger. That image of America has now changed because of George W. Bush, Afghanistan and Iraq. Now when our president threatens retaliation, other nations are afraid. It is true that many nations don't love us as much as they once did. But they all respect us more. Respect is more important than love. Grownups judge people by what they do not what they say. John Kerry has been in favor of cut and run and cutting defense his entire career. When George Bush threatens consequences, he carries out his threats. When John Kerry talks tough its just politics.

The whole world is waiting to find out if we are willing to back up George Bush's words. The world will be a better safer place for us and our children and grandchildren with George Bush in office.

Tuesday, October 19, 2004

10 Reasons again To Vote For George W. Bush

I am posting a link to the 10 reasons I set forth before. In short

1. National Security-- He has the cojones to go after the terrorists, the Dems don't. Read the record, believe what they do not what they say.

2. Energy Policy-- Any comprehensive strategy for combatting terrorism must include a policy that leads to energy independence so that we aren't funding terrorists every time we fill our tanks. We will never achieve that with a policy of conservation. We can't support an expanding economy with conservation.

3. Gay Marriage-- The Dem strategy is to stand back and let the judges force it on us. Bush's strategy is constitutional amendment. If this were the only important issue to you in the election you would HAVE to vote for Bush. We will have gay marriage if Kerry is elected.

4. Education. The teacher's unions OWN the Democratic Party (except for the part George Soros Owns) They will oppose any change in schools which makes schools accountable to parents. They will ask more money which will be spent on administrators and salaries. GWB's No Child Left Behind isn't great but it is a step in the right direction.

5. The ownership society. Establishing individual control over everyday health care costs is an important contribution to reducing them. Bush's health care savings accounts are a radical recasting of control in the health care area, much like Apple's challenge to 'IBM (individual computers vs. everyone connected to a mainframe) Same is true for retirement benefits.

6. Control over medical malpractice costs. Again plaintiffs lawyers own Kerry Edwards. This is part B of controlling health care costs.

7. Judges, judges, judges,-- this affects every other issue-- will we be a government of elite judges or will we be a democracy? The Dems have shown their true colors. They will fight as hard as they will fight for anything (I originally put in to the death, but many of them wouldn't fight for anything to the death) to preserve the right of judges to run the government.If you want a government of legislatures, governors and elected officials, vote for Bush.

8. Tax Cuts-- Kerry will raise our taxes. Clinton said he wouldn't but he did. The only good thing Clinton did was Nafta, which did cut our taxes and he did it with Republican votes.

9. Better smarter people-- We are electing a team. The team of Rice, Rumsfeld and Powell is smarter and better than the team of Halfbright, Berger and Holbrooke. These Clintonistas should not be given a second chance to screw up our foreign policy.

10. What might be called world cred-- Bush has set out to kick terrorist butt. He has done a pretty good job of it so far. If we unelect him the message to the terrorists is the same one they got from Somalia, if we kill enough Americans they will turn tail and run. see If we send that message it will set us back many many years in the war on terror and hundreds of thousands of Americans and millions of other people will die. (Look at what happened when we withdrew from Viet Nam. John Kerry either a) lied or b) didn't know what he was talking about when he told the Fullbright committee that perhaps 2,000 or 3,000 people would die if we withdrew our troops from Viet Nam. Millions died. It will happen again if we listen to him.)

FAITH HOPE AND CHARITY: September 2004: "10 Reasons to Vote for George W. bush"

If You Had Any Doubts About the Need for a Constitutional Amendment, Read This

The anti-marriage agenda supported by the Democratic Party is still in full swing. It depends entirely on judges imposing their minority views on whole states, one state at a time. They will ignore the desires of the voters. By the stand they have taken the Democrats have earned the righteous disdain of all persons who value families. The Dems do not have the guts to say that they support homosexual marriage so they just step aside and let the courts do it. Plural marriage will not be far behind.

Officials to fight ACLU lawsuit - The Washington Times: Metropolitan - October 19, 2004: "Officials to fight ACLU lawsuit

By Robert Redding Jr.

A group of Maryland lawmakers yesterday said they will file an appeal to oppose an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit that aims to force Baltimore and four counties to accept same-sex 'marriages.'
    'We have asked to be permitted to intervene so that we might be able to put out a serious and truthful defense of Maryland's marriage statute,' said Delegate Donald H. Dwyer Jr., Anne Arundel County Republican.
    The lawmakers — seven Republicans and one Democrat — were rebuffed last month by Baltimore Circuit Court Judge M. Brooke Murdoch, who ruled that the lawmakers could not join the defendants in the ACLU lawsuit. The defendants are Dorchester, Prince George's, St. Mary's and Washington counties and the city of Baltimore."

This is What Appeasement Gets You

Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Spain arrests suspected bomb plotters
Tue 19 October, 2004 12:22

So, appparently the withdrawal of Spanish troops has not bought peace to Spain. There are still Islamic militants planning to bomb places in Spain. Anyone who believes that there is any other route to peace than killing the people who would kill us before they have the chance, is living in a dream world. At present that Dream World appears to include most of Europe. So sad.

By Estelle Shirbon

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have arrested an eighth suspected member of a radical Islamic cell that was plotting to attack the High Court in Madrid, Interior Minister Jose Antonio Alonso says.

Police arrested seven suspected Islamic militants in raids across Spain late on Monday, which came seven months after train bombings by Islamic militants killed 191 people in Madrid.

'They were talking about an attack on the High Court or another judicial body but police are not ruling out other possible targets,' Alonso told reporters on Tuesday."

The Soros-Kerry Nexus

This is one of the most frightening facts in this election. George Soros has set out to buy it through a carefully calculated strategy of making it illegal for rich people to fund the Republican party while allowing rich people, including himself, to fund the Democrats. As Jesse Unruh often said, money is the mother's milk of politics. The source of the money is, ultimately, the controller of the party. If you want to know why there is an alliance between the left and the Muslims, look to George Soros. He is a clever man who is fabulously wealthy. Having tired of simply making money he has now determined to take over the greatest nation in the world and one of the parties of that nation has willingly sold out to him. The press considers him a worthy statesman. Perhaps he already owns them as well. The real danger in this election, as awful as it may seem, is not John Kerry. It is George Soros. Soros has no morals, no core beliefs other than the belief that if he can run the world, he should.

FrontPage :: The Soros-Kerry Nexus by Rachel Ehrenfeld and Shawn Macomber: "Aside from desperately attempting to make John Kerry president, what other cause has George Soros bankrolled? One joint venture between the Tides Foundation, one of potential first lady Teresa Heinz-Kerry’s favorite charities, and Soros’s Open Society Institute is the Democratic Justice Fund, which FrontPage Magazine’s Ben Johnson has noted, “seeks to ease restrictions on Muslim immigration to the United States, particularly from countries designated by the State Department as ‘terrorist nations.’”


Monday, October 18, 2004

Like the Gentle Rain that Falleth From Heaven

Deuteronomy 32 1-6

Its been raining here for a few days. When I heard that the sound of the raindrops echoing from the walls of the house and the roof, my heart said a gentle thank, lord. We Southern Californians have been sitting and waiting for the November surprise-- wild fires if there is no rain, or ...rain. The parched hills and the brown dusty valleys will turn green over the next three weeks. That's winter in Southern California. In summer it doesn't rain and everything turns brown. In winter, it rains, and everything turns green. Seems backwards at times. I was thinking as I walked from my car into the sanctuary Sunday, how we take these little miracles for granted. Like the 9 out of 10 lepers who didn't bother to thank Jesus for healing them, the vast majority of Southern Californians are mildly irritated by the rain and fail to even think of all the wild fire warnings we've been receiving this year. But there are probably hundreds of thousands of foresters and firefighters and hillside dwellers who were evacuated because of wildfires last year who heard the rain and saw the thirsty earth drinking it like a traveler at an oasis, who said a silent word of thanks. Thank you God for sending this October rain. We thank you, the trees thank you, the flowers thank you, the firefighters thank you. Life is Good.

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Christians gather around beleaguered Israel - Jerusalem Newswire

This is a new and important development in Christian Jewish relations. I am sure that there are many on both sides who view it with suspicion. I am not an official part of any such movement, but, truth be told, the more I read the Bible the more I am a Christian Zionist.

When you read the Bible you come to the conclusion that either this is true or it is a rather long and tortured fairy tale. If it is a fairy tale, well, it isn't worth all the work. If it is true then the Israel belongs to the Jews. Certainly there is ample archeological evidence that much of what is described in the Bible continues to exist to this day. Ancient temples, buildings artifacts abound in Israel. What we Christians have to acknowledge is that, first and foremost, Jesus was a Jew. He is Our Saviour because he is from God's chosen people. That is the message of the Bible. Why do Jews who do not acknowledge Jesus as the Messiah still prosper and even thrive? I believe it is all part of God's plan. Jesus said he came to fulfill the law, not change the law. We Christians must be Jews in our hearts in order to be Christians. Judaism as a formal religion, keeps Christians honest and in touch with our roots. Unlike Muslims, we have not adopted a book that rewrites the Torah or what we Christians refer to as the Old Testament ( which is a lot more than the Torah). When Biblical scholars dispute certain passages and how they should be interpreted, Christians learn from Jews and the reverse also. We are talking about one and the same book. Islam was a late reinterpretation and rewriting. Many Christians were forcibly converted to Islam. Its in the Koran. Most leftists have no awareness that Judaism and Christianity were widely distributed throughout the Middle East before there was a Muslim religion. So, it is incumbent on us to remind them of that fact. So I am a Christian Zionist and like many Jews, I will leave it to the Messiah when he comes to announce if it is a return trip.

Christians gather around beleaguered Israel - Jerusalem Newswire: "Christians gather around beleaguered Israel

By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff

October 4th, 2004

JERUSALEM - Thousands of Christian Zionists gathered opposite the Knesset in Jerusalem Sunday to stand with the nation of Israel during these trying times, and let the Jewish people know their God is with them.

Top evangelical leaders and several Israeli government officials friendly with the Christian world attended the first annual International Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem.

While the event brought a moral boost to many Israelis, and prompted an outburst of vocal Christian support for the Jewish state, it largely sidestepped the region’s current top flashpoint – the Gaza Strip and efforts to uproot the Jews living there.

A group of visitors traveling under the banner of the International Christian Zionist Center decided, however, to make physically standing with the Gaza’s Jews the grand finale and focal point of their trip."

The Left and Anti-Semitism Are One in the Anti-War Movement

In this article, which defends Arabs and refers to Israel, implicitly as occupied Palestine, we see the rabid anti-semitism of the left. This is part of the overall increasing identification of the left with thuggish, oppressive regimes whereever they can be found.

Norman Madarasz: American Neocons and the Jerusalem Post: "Through a forced equation linking democracy with human goodness, the only worthy country in the Middle East would be Israel. For those who still remain incredulous about an infiltration of the American government by Israel's Likud party, it is easy to blog on to how Richard Perle, the Pentagon strongman and former head of the commercial propaganda war machine known as the Defense Advisory Board, worked on policy analysis for Benjamin Netanyahu's presidential campaign. It is even easier to thumb through the pages of Daniel Pipes' book on 'Islamism'. Then, turn to the pages of the Jerusalem Post, and notice how both Pipes and Perle are among its closest associates."

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Now They Are Getting Serious - Politics - Protestors Ransack Bush/Cheney Headquarters In Orlando: "ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of protestors stormed and then ransacked a Bush-Cheney headquarters building in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, according to Local 6 News.

This is very disturbing-- it looks like an effort to intimidate and harrass people who are merely exercising their first amendment rights. Lest a comparison be made to demonstrations in Miami after the 2000 election, I remind you that those people NEVER invaded an office and never broke the law. Those people never went where they were not permitted to go.

These people, in a series of planned events have invaded Bush for President offices and dumped letters and correspondence on the floor.

What do they have planned for election day?


Protestors Storm, Ransack Bush-Cheney Headquarters In Orlando

Local 6 News reported that several people from the group of 100 Orlando protestors face possible assault charges after the group forced their way inside the Republican headquarters office.

While in the building, some of the protestors drew horns and a mustache on a poster of President George W. Bush and poured piles of letters in the office, according to the report.

'We told them to leave, they broke the law,' Republican headquarters volunteer Mike Broom said.

Two protestors received minor injuries when the crowd stormed the building, including a Republican volunteer.

One of the protestors said she wanted to send a message.

'We want to send a clear message to Bush, we want him to take his hands off our overtime pay,' protestor Esmeralda Heuilar said.

Local 6 News learned that most of the protestors were from the AFL-CIO and were taking part in one of 20 other coordinated protests around the country.

A spokesperson with the AFL-CIO told Local 6 News that the Orlando protest did not go as planned.

A protest similar to Orlando's demonstration was held at a Bush-Cheney office in Miami at the same approximate time, Local 6 News reported.

Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.

Copyright 2004 by Internet Broadcasting Systems and Lo"

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Who Are All These So-Called Republicans Worried About Bush?

The latest mantra fromt the Dems is that there are a lot of Republican Swing Voters who are thinking of voting for Kerry. My question, are they really Republicans? They've been calling the talk shows for months. The strategy is to make real swing voters think that even Republicans are not happy with Bush. Well its true, based on my experience, that there are a lot of real
Republicans who are not happy with Bush on this or that issue, but Kerry is so far to the left that they might as well vote for Nader. Folks-- its another psyche from the left. We need some intrepid people to go out and check up on these so called Republicans. What is their real registration? Cause I think they're lying. AGAIN.

Friday, October 01, 2004

The Perfect Guy to Do a Post-Debate Commercial

Did the phrase "monday morning quarterback" come to your mind during the debate? It did to mine. I'm not a big football fan, but I understand how easy it is to look at a game after it has been played and say "I could have done better". Sure, its easy to do after looking at the game tapes and seeing how the game came out. It's not so easy when you are the quarterback and down on the field.

So far we are winning. Bush is our quarterback. He's doing a good job. it isn't won yet. But we are winning.

We need to get that point across to the undecided. Who better than Bo Schembechler? or maybe Mike Ditka? Or maybe both.

BO SCHEMBECHLER: Bush has proved himself a leader : "BO SCHEMBECHLER: Bush has proved himself a leader

October 1, 2004


The potential to lead often emerges under the pressure of difficult situations. Whether it is a young football player coming in the game at a critical moment and performing above expectations, or a first-year president rising to an unprecedented challenge, such times call for the determination, courage and decisiveness only found in true leaders.

I like to think most people would agree that I know football. I also know a little something about character, commitment and leadership. The past three years, President George W. Bush has dealt with situations no president has ever faced, and he has emerged as one of the most principled leaders our country has ever seen. What I find remarkable and admirable is that the president has risen to the challenge every time: confronting unprecedented threats to national security and displaying the resolve to carry America through the tough times.

He is dedicated to defending our nation at home and abroad. And he defends through smart offense -- bringing the war to the terrorists so we don't have to fight them again here at home."