Well the townhall/debate between Barack Obama and John McCain certainly was a simple affair this evening. I’m sure someone counted the questions and no doubt scores will be given. I’m sure that several days ago both sides started fact checking what the other side might say and the outcome is probably posted already. However, I listened to the debate and really heard only 2 topics, foreign policy and the economy.
The economy is a bit messy right now and I do think it is beyond most of us to comprehend an exact course of action. What I saw was Democrat candidate Barack Obama, who with his wealth redistribution plans, would have us rise from the ashes as a socialist nation complete with some sort of new loyalist civilian corp. Neither socialism, nor its cousin communism, have a really good track record around the world of serving citizens. I’m really not sure why anyone would knowingly turn the socialist direction. I favor John McCain’s direction. He at least leans toward a solution that would rebuild our economy through less government and more private business.
The foreign policy topic seemed to really showcase a host of nations and regions that both candidates agreed were dangerous areas that the next president would have to address. Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Darfur, Pakistan, Georgia, Russia, North Korea… it was really quite an extensive list that begged only one question. Do we want one of the most inexperienced candidates in history to lead our nation in this dangerous world, or do we want John McCain, an experienced military and civilian leader.
Barack Obama may be able to take John McCain in a thumb war, but this debate, and I pray our nation, goes to John McCain.