John McCain gave a brilliant speech last night during his nomination acceptance speech, and I felt that he saved the Republican National Convention from a horrible start. His speech was heartfelt, strong, encouraging, respectful, civil, and uplifting to all Americans. Although I strongly disagree with the war in Iraq and any chance of victory during an oppressive occupation, I felt that the protestors were rude and disrespectful by interrupting his speech to the nation. We all have the right as American citizens to protest and voice our opinions, but disrupting a party’s national speech is just plain wrong. I did not hear any devoted racists or liberal haters injecting uncivil screams during Obama’s acceptance speech, and I believe that John McCain deserved the same respect.

                 There was a sincere fight in his voice last night coming from a man who seems so simple and undeserving of attention. McCain was the underdog during the primaries and through conviction he made it as a middle of the road maverick to the nomination. His ideal that less government is more government is blissful in comparison to an enormous spending agenda by Obama. However, in times like these, fiscally conservative independents need to ask themselves if higher taxes are more dangerous than more potential wars and the degradation of American status in the world. McCain is a war hawk and there is no way around that fact. If he took a more moderate and less aggressive stance on the issue of war he would have been the perfect middle of the road Republican for change, but his persistence to fight a war against a religion fuming vengeance worries me. He lacks the knowledge of foriegn diplomacy and the understanding of war against a religion that transcends greater implications in the future. This is not an army marked by ranks, uniforms, and an unified military. It is a perception of hate and violence fueled by America’s bad judgement and killing of innocent civilians in wars that have no reason. Another grave fault of McCain is that he has no economical sense whatsoever, and he compared laptops to lap dances. A president who cannot understand how to use a computer may not belong in this century. 

        He is a leader in the wrong century lacking charisma, understanding, and progression. He is a hero, but being a P.O.W does not qualify a whole resume that has intentions of reaching the most powerful position in the world. I have my doubts about McCain and Obama, but picking Palin was most likely McCain’s biggest fault in this election because I cannot get myself to like her. I continue to waiver on my support for one of the two potential presidents, but one thing is certain that either of them will be much better than George W. Bush.

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