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Election 2008: Will America (or Grand County?) go for socialism?

William Hamilton / Central View
Grand County, Colorado

As of this writing, the outcome of the presidential election is too close to call. Should that still be the case after Nov. 4, the outcome in the 12 states that are experiencing massive voter fraud being orchestrated by the Obama-associated group ACORN may cloud the election and even the legitimacy of an Obama presidency.

This election cycle presents voters will a clear choice: Does our nation turn sharply to the Left? Or, do we try to work out our economic, social and foreign policy issues through a centrist coalition?

Senator Obama’s upbringing, his autobiographies and primary campaign speeches indicate a sharp left turn toward socialism. Everything about Senator McCain suggests he would not turn our nation sharply right, but seek to bring a Democrat-dominated, Congress-gone-wild back into a sense of fiscal responsibility.

Meanwhile, according to the Associated Press, Louis Farrakhan is saying that Barack Obama is “the hope of the entire world” and suggesting that Obama will bring a “new beginning for the Nation of Islam.”

Senator McCain has not run a well-oiled campaign. But slick campaigners like Obama do not necessarily make great presidents ” Abraham Lincoln being a prime example of a non-slick campaigner. What should matter to conservatives is that a President Obama would get to replace the next two U.S. Supreme Court retirees with judges far to the Left of even Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Conservatives need to understand that a vote for Ron Paul and/or Bob Barr is a vote for Obama. If third-party voters want to send messages to someone, they should join the Signal Corps.

For conservatives, a decision to stay at home and not vote for McCain is a vote for Obama. In 1992, when third-party candidate Ross Perot took 18.8 percent of the votes which, for the most part, would have gone to George H.W. Bush, the Perot voters elected their worst nightmare ” Bill Clinton. How smart was that?

The 2008 campaign has had its moments of high and low drama. The low being the atrocious mean-stream media treatment accorded Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. For example: Let’s say you are the governor of state. Some citizen walks in (whether related by blood or marriage or not even related) and says, “Did you know that one of your state troopers shot a moose out-of-season, has been caught drinking on duty by his superiors and used a Taser on his 10-year-old stepson?”

As governor and chief law-enforcement officer of your state, what do you do? Do you sweep it under the rug? Do you report what you have learned to the head of your public safety department and ask that the allegations be investigated? What if you ask for an investigation, but your public safety head won’t investigate?

Having served as an aide to a governor, I can tell you that the officer would have been accorded the presumption of innocence; however, he or she would have been suspended, pending a prompt and thorough investigation. A cover-up would not have been tolerated.

As you probably guessed, those are the facts behind what the mean-stream media call Troopergate. It should have been called Tasergate. The only cover-up with regard to Tasergate is the lack of media coverage when a Democrat-led investigation found that Gov. Palin had not broken any laws when she dismissed her own appointee, the head of public safety.

The high point of the campaign may have been the Al Smith Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria when Senators McCain and Obama roasted each other. McCain sparkled as he turned Obama over the coals with rapier wit and charm. Obama’s lines were ” well, dull. The next morning, Denver’s CBS affiliate ran a long video clip of Obama’s remarks, barely mentioning that McCain even attended the event.

Left-wing media bias aside, we will learn on Nov. 4 whether our nation takes a sharp left turn toward socialism.

” William Hamilton, a syndicated columnist and a featured commentator for USA Today, studied at Harvard’s JFK School of Government. Dr. Hamilton is a former assistant professor of political science and history at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

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