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FROM FOX NEWS YESTERDAYNovember 3rd, 2008 10:56 PM EasternWhy McCain Will WinFor several months now, before the polls were in a dead heat, before Joe the Plumber, before Obama let it slip he’s a socialist with Marxist tendencies, even before he revealed his plan to make the bitter and clingy unemployed by bankrupting the coal industry, I have been predicting a McCain win on November 4th. Now, as the campaigning comes to a close, I am more confident than ever.In the simplest of terms McCain will win because he is the better, more decent man. Obama, not having those virtues, relied on hype and hoped celebrity would give people the impression of greatness. Obama’s celebrity strategy did make an impression–one of arrogance and elitism, exactly the things in Washington with which we’re disgusted and rejecting. McCain’s victory will rely on a number of reasons but ultimately it’s because he is a vote for our future, while Obama is a vote for wallowing in victimhood.Bottom line: John McCain will prevail because we have grown tired of men who think more of themselves than they do of us.Despite his efforts to remain as blank a slate as possible, in the last few months we’ve actually learned quite a few things about Barack Obama, and Americans we don’t like what we see. His arrogance and presumption reeks of elitist snobbery. We’ve endured an Obama presidential seal,“O-Force One,” a Styrofoam-pillared Greek temple, and an infomercial replete with pseudo-Oval Office replica and Really Presidential Looking desk. In other words, Obama insists he looks the part so he insists we give it to him. On November 4th Obama will find we are not quite as shallow as he thinks we are.After two years and spending almost half-a billion dollars through the primary and general election seasons, Obama still has not convinced the American people, and if they haven’t been swayed yet they’re never going to be. The latest Investor’s Business Daily and Battleground state polls, both the most respected and accurate, have this race in a dead-heat. Undecideds are staying steady at about 8-10 percent, almost double where they were this time last year, and the super-majority of them will vote for McCain.Undecideds are so high this year because Obama has managed to convey a message to voters that defying him will get you punished. We all saw what happened to Hillary, Ferraro, Barbara West and Sarah Palin. Joe the Plumber learned what Obama’s “change” is all about when you dare to ask an impertinent question. When the environment sends a message that it’s dangerous to have a certain opinion, people will be still cast their vote, but even more privately than before. Telling a pollster your intentions is the last thing you’re inclined to do. These are invisible McCain voters, and they’re more than ready to vote, privately, away from the judgmental eyes of an elitist and vindictive snob.McCain will also win because Obama’s attempt to cast him as the incumbent has failed. While McCain did a decent job of separating himself rhetorically from Bush, the undeniable blast away from the Dead Old Party was secured with the daring and brilliant choice of Sarah Palin as VP.Various establishment conservative blew a sundry of gaskets. Others, whose I’m-Special identities were reliant on only being around Skull and Bones alumni, were shocked, just shocked, that McCain picked a real-life outsider. Interestingly, the rejection of McCain-Palin by the old, entrenched martinied Republican crowd confirmed that McCain meant it when he said he would change Washington.As McCain-Palin were becoming outsiders, reviled by the Conservative Elite, Obama was busily casting himself as the early defacto winner of the race. Normally, undecideds break against the incumbent, and with Obama the winner at least in Obamaville, this race has now become a referendum on him; his arrogance, just as it did when he refused to run with Hillary, puts him in an untenable, virtually unwinnable position.Tomorrow people will go cast their votes for one of two men, but many of those people will be voting against a man they have grown to distrust and dislike. There’s a lot to remember about Barack Obama when you’re in the voting booth–sexist smears of Hillary, Ferraro and Palin; the bullying of Hillary out of the race; a massive rally in Berlin identifying him as a “citizen of the world” while shockingly apologizing for America’s past; reneging on a promise to take public financing while then collecting an obscene amount of money and refusing to disclose the sources of more than $200 million dollars; associations and friendships with a domestic terrorist and others who would get you denied a basic security clearance; a vow to effectively disarm the United States; a promise to redistribute the fruits of your labor to someone only he deems more worthy; a vow to bankrupt the coal industry while concocting a policy he happily admits would make energy costs “skyrocket;” insulting everyone in the heartland of this country as “bitter and clingy.” The list goes on and on. It is a series of revelations and events that expose Barack Obama for who he is, which is a man not only not ready but not worthy of the White House.The polls now bear out this growing rejection of the man who sought to destroy a plumber for being uppity and media outlets for not endorsing him. My prediction of a McCain win also rests in the faith I have in the American people. While Obama has focused on Doom and Gloom pointing to the past and focusing on what he thinks is wrong with the country, he has missed a very important point about the American people–we don’t vote the past; we never have. We don’t vote the problems. We don’t vote misery and victimhood. We vote hopes and dreams.John McCain speaks to those hopes and reminds us it’s not government’s role to make our lives better, it’s our job and our responsibility. It’s how we become better people and how America will remain the great country she is.
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