The Case Against Senator Obama

I have a great deal of trouble understanding people who say that the two major presidential candidates in this year's race are essentially the same.

I'm not a huge fan of John McCain. I'm just not. He wasn't my first, second, or third choice for the Republican primaries--ahhh, the glory days, back when I was enthused about the possibilities of getting an actual conservative in office. But he's what we have.

And more importantly, he's not Obama. Like so many others, I'm not voting for Senator McCain--I'm voting against Senator Obama.

Why? I don't think he has the wisdom or judgment to correctly make the decisions that will be necessary in the next four to eight years. I don't think he values the United States--her constitution, her values, and her people--enough to put her needs above his own ambitions and grand desires. This is a failure of perception. I fear that he sees America through the eyes of his mentors, teachers, and associates--people who see only weaknesses, corruption, and "unfairness" and none of the self-determination, courage, or honor.

I could write at length about the things that bother me about him, but some other people have thoughtfully written 90% of what I would have, and probably better. As a bonus, they have included embedded video so you can hear The One's own speech, and a lot of linkage to peruse.

The Comprehensive Argument Against Barack Obama

From the introduction:

[W]e are not at all interested in perpetuating lies, rumors, and innuendo about Barack Obama. Promoting such information does America a disservice, allows Obama’s supporters to justifiably cry “smear,” and damages our own credibility.

What follows is by no means comprehensive, but it does shed some much-needed light on a number of Obama’s positions, statements, and associations about which he has been less than honest. We’ve attempted to boil each issue down to a succinct explanation with an accompanying, brief video clip—often starring Barack Obama in his own words. Before pulling the lever for someone who hopes voters will ignore his paper-thin resume, unsavory associations, and hard-left voting record, each citizen has a duty to do his due diligence.

In short, we hope this “closing argument” is compelling and clear, and we encourage you to share this essay with undecided or wavering family members, friends, and co-workers.

What follows is a categorical examination of what the candidate has said and what he has done. It's a little depressing to see it all lined up. My concern is that most people have heard or half-heard so much of it already that it just doesn't register any longer. Either they don't trust anything because they've heard it from Republicans or Fox News, or they simply don't care because they feel the hope and change.