Dear Senator McCain,
I’m going to be honest. You were my third choice in the GOP primaries, behind the great Rudy Giuliani and the brilliant Mitt Romney. However, this presidential election is a choice between two men, two competing visions, and I have every intention of voting for you on November 4th.
Although this sounds like a cliche, this election is the most important, at least since 1980, when Reagan beat Carter and put this country on a path to greatness. The differences between you and Obama are stark, not merely in terms of age and experience, but more importantly, in vision, values, and character. The thought of having a president who espouses socialist views and weakness abroad, sends cold chills down my spine.
It is in this context that I write to you, for I am DEEPLY concerned with your conduct of this campaign. You had a brilliant August and early September, when you successfully characterized Obama as a vapid celebrity. However, in the past 2 weeks, with the financial crisis and your mediocre debate performance, you have slipped, and rightfully so.
Let me offer some free advice. First, STOP focusing on earmarks. Yes, I hate wasteful government spending, but that is not the reason why we’re in this crisis, and more importantly, the American people simply don’t care about it at this point. Second, start aggressively attacking Obama on TAXES. You need to argue that obama’s “tax cuts” are simply freebies given out to people who already don’t pay taxes, and that his tax increases on businesses will cost people jobs, due to higher costs of maintaining a business. Start hammering away on this, and force Obama to give specific rates on his new taxes. Will the capital gains rate go from 15 to 20 percent, or as high as 28? Will he really get rid of the social security payroll cap, which will add an additional 12% to people’s tax burden? McCain needs to get on the ball ASAP. And McCain must make it clear that the reason why we’re in this mess is due to government regulations of lending companies that were promoted by DEMOCRATS. Rush has a great video on this, where back in 2004, all the leading dems were saying that fannie and freddie are doing absolutely fine. McCain should run ads on this.
Finally, start running against the democratic congress. Bill Clinton did a great job on this in 1996 by comparing Dole to the unpopular Gingrich. Start asking the American people if they really trust giving obama a blank check, with an ultra-liberal congress led by pelosi and reid, giving him every tax increase and government program that his heart desires.
Senator McCain, please get on the offensive now, before it’s too late. The future of our contry is at stake. We can’t afford 4 years of Obama’s socialist policies.