I have just finished a post about Obama lacking gravitas and I want to mention that while I disagree with Mr. McCain on an issue here and there, I cannot take away from him his Navy fighter pilot status or his status as a prisoner of war for five years courtesy of the North Vietnamese. If you want to see what those two things mean - just the surface of those two things, see the movie, Top Gun, with Tom Cruise and read about the Pueblo Incident that happened on January 23, 1968 when the USS Pueblo was taken by the North Koreans. Get the book. Read it if you can get through the suffering and torment of our men and see the pictures. One of the officers totally lost his mind due to the brutality of his tormentors. Other men and officers were beaten and tortured beyond comprehension. No training in the world can prepare them for the horrors they endured at the hands of the North Koreans. Just a note - there is a lady who comes on the Bill O'Reilly Show and does a segment on "body language." Recently, in good faith, she mentioned that John McCain did use jerky, robotic movements with his arms sometimes and this was distracting... Well, for the "politically sensitive", that's what can happen when one has had one's arms broken multiple times in a North Vietnamese POW camp, the Hanoi Hilton. Yes, McCain has the gravitas and he has the broken bones to prove it. You don't have to agree with him but he won't leave your son or daughter on the field of battle; he just has to decide to ditch his sychophant poodle from SC, and fight for the Presidency of the United States. Whoever walks into the Oval Office on January 20th will be tested. Our nation is under attack and has been from Islamic jihadists since the debacles of Jimmy Carter's days - Thanks for the memories, Jimmy: for Iran, for the Panama Canal, etc. In the fight we're in, I'd want McCain on my side. In the fight the Islamic terrorists and their mullahs have brought to us, we cannot afford to relent or to dismiss their efforts as "criminal acts". We need a scrapper in the White House; now is not the time for a smooth talker; we need a man who is a "maverick" and who will put his nation and our children first and who will stand up to tyranny!
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