McCain will ‘git ‘r done’

Nathan Stapleton

Nathan Stapleton

Nathan Carter

“I can’t trust him – he’s an Arab,” claimed an ignorant woman from John McCain’s crowd. His response won him respect and several votes.

“No ma’am. No, ma’am,” McCain said. “He’s a decent family man; a citizen who I just happen to have serious differences with on fundamental questions.”

In one sentence, John McCain proved he knew how to handle the ignorance of others in a tactful way. His crowd, on the other hand, didn’t see it that way: He was booed off stage by ignorant people.

How else has McCain proved he is leadership material? Ignoring his war record (McCain has beaten it to death), his response to other indignant attacks on Obama, such as “traitor” and “terrorist,” have been rather passive. Why? McCain tries to keep his speeches focused on the real issues and not on whether or not Obama is black or an Arab.

What this should tell people about McCain is that if he, as president of the United States, has to meet with “irrational” or “out-of-control” world leaders, he will know how to plow through the verbal excrement and get some real work done.

It is this tactful and diplomatic attitude that is necessary to maintain good foreign relations in times of global distress and potential warfare. America cannot deal with a potential threat if the United States won’t respect the point of view of the country making the threat.

McCain has proven he can be an asset as a diplomat. He is more than worthy to be president of the United States.