For the mainstream news media, there will be a collective Post Election Depression. For people who make history, Wednesday November 5 will be the first day they organize their campaigns for 2010 and 2012. If the Democrats dominate this election, look for a smiling young Republican who sees the opportunity to run against the triple headed dragon of Pelosi, Reid and Obama.
However politics is NOW.
As Senator John McCain has risen in the polls in the last few days, the Stock Market has rallied. If the Senator from Arizona pulls off the upset, expect a bull market rally on Wednesday.
What about Main Street?
Senator McCain has heard a voice that may save his campaign, the voice of Joe the Plumber. One of the seven laws of economics is that "incentives matter," excessive taxation upon hard working Americans undermines individual motivation.
As for "spreading the wealth," this goes against the noble character of being an America. Forget the theories of socialism, Americans are always generous in times of need. In South Florida, we witnessed the generosity from strangers during our hurricane recovering. During the terrorism attacks of 9/11, people stepped up and contributed. If there is a problem, individual Americans will find a solution.
The American people stepped up to help New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, when a bloated municipal, state and federal government failed to act in an efficient manner. It is not the greed of 1% of the American population that is victimizing the poor, but the bloated bureaucracy that has lost touch with the person on the street. Senator McCain has a history of challenging pork barrel spending.
The question is, what does one want from our President?
My answer is always the same, to protect and defend the United States of America.
While he does deserve credit for short circuiting the Clinton Political Attack Machine, Senator Obama has not truly confronted evil of global proportions.
As a prisoner of war, John McCain's confrontation with the devil is well documented. If one reads "Faith of Our Fathers," one realizes that the battle with the devil begins with the individual. McCain admits to being a cocky military brat, but his suffering at the hands of the enemy humbled him. His five years at the Hanoi Hilton made John McCain appreciate the unique character of the United States of America.
When Senator Obama does not agree with statements about him, he dismisses the conscientious objector. Look at the newspapers that endorsed McCain, the Obama camp revoked their press credentials this final campaign weekend. On the other hand, McCain seeks alternative points of view, he has open disagreements with his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin.
A man with the courage of conviction will confront his friends, allies and heroes. Senator McCain did confront the Bush Administration about the malaise of the Iraq War in 2006. John McCain did oppose sending Marines to Beruit in the early 1980s under the Reagan Administration.
If one looks beyond the political fog of marketing, rhetoric and media bias, the choice for the 44th President should be obvious. I have studied the facts based on evidence and I am voting for John McCain on Tuesday.