A Humble Plea to McCain & Obama
October 31, 2008
I am truly astonished by the ignorance Obama supporters have displayed
in their quest to get someone - anyone - into the White House.
Now, wait a minute. I can well understand your dislike or even hatred of
George W. Bush, but he is not the root cause of all of our problems. Our
Congress is. And a change there would be welcomed by all. You ain't
gonna get it done with Obama. You gotta fire the whole damnable crooked
Perhaps I'm looking at all of this from a different perspective than you
because my life experiences have been so different from yours. I'm
80-years old and have traveled the world where I've seen a great deal. I
spent five years on active duty as a fighter pilot in the USAF and
another seven years flying with the Air National Guard in California and
Texas as well as a few years flying in the USAF Reserve. I spent three
years on active duty in Germany flying Czech border patrol with "cold
guns" in aircraft inferior to the MIG during the Korean "Police Action"
when it was thought that Korea was a diversion for a Soviet invasion of
I lived abroad for a total of 28 years. Three years in Germany, twenty
years in Switzerland and five years in Great Britain where I was based
doing "spook" work for the U.S. behind the Iron Curtain before it fell.
During that era of the Cold War I ventured to Moscow, Prague, Warsaw,
Bucharest, Peshawar, Pakistan and Bulgaria posing as a Swiss
French-speaking arms dealer purchasing weapons we surreptitiously
supplied to the Afghani Mujahedeen in their successful fight against the
Soviets all of which came back to haunt us.
I've been there and done that and have had close associations with top
government people in Germany, the Netherlands and Great Britain. I've
had more foreign affair experience than Obama could ever dream of and,
yet, wouldn't have the temerity to deign myself "Presidential" material;
although I feel eminently more qualified to judge who would NOT be best
for our country.
My long-time world experience should count for something in my plea to
you to abandon this miscreant flake. You will only be doing yourself and
our country an enormous disservice if you persist in your support of
this flash-in-the-pan opportunist. On this, you MUST trust me. I've
associated closely with European royalty and African politicians. I've
traveled to the Far East to observe their cultures.
My point is that Obama, although formally well educated and a brilliant
orator, is a neophyte when it comes to understanding the world and is
uniquely unqualified for the job as President of these great United
States. His knowledge of economics is nil and his tax proposals absurd
and life-threatening to the US not only in economic terms but in
preserving our national security as well. I don't want a "citizen of the
world to be President, I want a citizen of the good old USA to be
Screw the rest of the world as they have well and truly screwed us. The
time has come for us to awaken and start looking after ourselves. Now
that would be change if that's what you're looking for.
While McCain has abstained from playing "the race card", Obama is
playing it to the hilt even though he's technically not an
African-American. To qualify for this distinction you must be at least
one-sixth black. Obama is only one-eighth. His father would be, as he
was one-sixth. No, Obama is more Muslim than black yet he trades on his
The larger question I have about him is that we really don't know much
about him other than what he tells us, what we read on
blogs and from some serious non-partisan investigators whose factual
reports are, unfortunately, generally ignored and which receive precious
little media exposure.
As a registered Independent, a military veteran and a patriot, I beseech
you to put aside party considerations and vote for the lesser of the two
evils. Yes, I am not a McCain supporter, but he is, at least, not
a flake, doesn't carry Muslim baggage and is a proven hero and
patriot with experience. It's not a party issue. It's all about
electing the best man we can trust with what we've got to work with. Mr.
Obama is not that guy.
rethink your voting position. Thanks for reading my inner-most thoughts.
I care about all of you, but I care more about our country. Please help
me to do both.