John McCain and Barrack Obama have differing views on how to solve the county’s ills on just about all the problems we face, except for one….they say they don’t care where the idea comes from as long as it is a good idea. As many readers to this blog know, I am a conservative through and through and find many liberal ideas, to solve our country’s problem, ineffective and dangerous to the long term stability of this great country…BUT…I am also willing to listen to anyone who has an opinion, idea or brainstorm (in both my business and in politics) if it will get us one step closer to resolution…so I guess I also have some in common with Obama (YIKES! I hope that scare McCain as much as that realization just scared me!)
The real difference in the candidates on this is I think while they both have stated that “ they will work toward a non-partisan approach to government only one candidate really mean it…John McCain (McCain’s record proves this to be fact while Obama’s ego seem far to grand for him not to come up with the solutions on his own.) In his Speech in Arlington on May 15th (yes still catching up from the mission trip to Sudan) McCain got it right when he stated,
“For too long, now, Washington has been consumed by a hyper-partisanship that treats every serious challenge facing us as an opportunity to trade insults; disparage each other's motives; and fight about the next election. For all the problems we face, if you ask Americans what frustrates them most about Washington, they will tell you they don't think we're capable of serving the public interest before our personal and partisan ambitions; that we fight for ourselves and not for them. Americans are sick of it, and they have every right to be. They are sick of the politics of selfishness, stalemate and delay. They despair when every election -- no matter who wins -- always seems to produce four more years of unkept promises and a government that is just a battleground for the next election. Their patience is at an end for politicians who value ambition over principle, and for partisanship that is less a contest of ideas as than an uncivil brawl over the spoils of power. They want to change not only the policies and institutions that have failed the American people, but the political culture that produced them. They want to move this country forward and stake our claim on this century as we did in the last. And they want their government to care more about them than preserving the privileges of the powerful.”
I truly feel that the American people are less concerned with the “R” and “D” and more concerned with practical and effective solutions to problems…that’s a conservative ideal to the core, even if a liberal takes it to heart.