You may never personally read these words, but I hope that they may find their way to you as soon as possible as they are sincere and from the heart. I write them because with 20 days left in the campaign for the presidency, time is running short. If you are serious about winning this election, I offer you this advice and encouragement:
1.) Unconditional Support + Uncompromising Leadership = Victory! The moment that you accepted the party’s nomination as our presidential candidate, you became a political “vessel” for all of us in the party and for those who support you without party affiliation. I remind you that in many cases, we had to compromise our principles and deep-rooted beliefs in order to support you. Similarly, we expect you to do the same for us. Right now, there is no such thing as a principled stand on issues. Issues are either true or false…and you owe it to all your supporters to cry from the highest rooftops your support for or outrage at each issue. If that means calling out individuals and naming names, then so be it. To many of us, your silence indicates either complicity or stubbornness. We know that you’re not complicit — history is on your side. So, it is time to be less stubborn and more attendant to the needs and will of your supporters. We are in this every bit as much as you are!
2.) The Are No “Marquis of Queensbury” Rules In Politics. You opponent, Sen. Obama, understands this truism quite well. All the time that you have been standing on your “principles”, and not taking him to task in a vigorous manner in you past debates, he has capitalized on your silence and your apparent weakness. He has taken every opportunity to punch or kick you in your nether regions, politically-speaking, while understanding that the response will be less that proportional. You need to begin, immediately, questioning his less-than-complete personal history, his voting records at the state and Federal levels and, most importantly, his troubling connections with criminals and known domestic terrorists. If this means some good, old-fashioned mud slinging, then so be it. If is also means that you are attacked by an Obama-complicit media as a racist or worse, so be it. You have the bully pulpit, so use it for all our sakes! Right is right, and wrong is wrong — and you are in the best position to point this out.
3.) You Must Listen To Your Supporters. October 13, 2008 was an extraordinary day in your campaign. I heard you listen to the voices of supporters in Kenosha, Wisconsin…and for the first time you seemed energized by their unvarnished view of the state of your campaign and the state of the Union. It isn’t just Democrats who are angry! Republicans and like-minded Independents seethe no less vehemently regarding the current state of affairs in Washington D.C. We, however, direct our anger at the wrongheaded political focus of the Democratic Party, their leadership and the rank-and-file Democratic legislators. This includes, to a very large extent, your opponent, Sen. Obama. In your extraordinary words in Kenosha, you finally assigned blame to the present economic meltdown that grips our country. You spoke the names of Frank, Dodd and others. You need to go further, and educate the average American citizen who may not be so enlightened with Washington “inside baseball” and make them understand the ideological roots of, and the players in the Democratic party who contributed to, this crisis that threatens to undermine the world’s economy. These people must be held accountable, they must be contrite…and they must be asked to resign. The American people are owed no less.
4.) Losing Means That You Become One Voice — Victory Means You Become OUR Voice. Speak for us! Speak to the issues that really matter to us. Speak vigorously and unfailingly…and do not be inhibited in your rhetoric. This means that you must come out swinging in your last debate with Sen. Obama. Don’t let the Obama campaign get away with blaming all the economic ills we face — the mortgage banking crisis, high oil/gas prices, increasing unemployment — on “the failed policies of the Bush Administration.” This is a lie, and there is anecdotal evidence that isn’t widely known or disseminated that failed DEMOCRATIC policies are to blame for our present financial woes. And for God’s sake please don’t let your opponent paint you as a third Bush administration. Insofar as I know, your name is McCain, John!
Furthermore, as our voice, you need to to engage in the tried-and-true method of the Democratic party to get a point across. That would be repetition. As our voice, you must repeat your message, our message, as many times as it takes the ears listening to finally get the message! You may think it is unnecessary redundancy of words, but I assure you that this technique is working quite well for you opponent. Remember, if you don’t go all out in these remaining days, you will lose. You will become a single voice in the Congress, and a voice that will be rendered ineffectual due to the composition of the Washington political hierarchy. None of us, you supporters, want this to occur! No one will benefit from you loss.
5.) The Election Isn’t Decided Until The Last Vote Is Cast and The Last Elector Assigned. Even with three weeks remaining there is still enough time. I see you as the underdog only because of the confluence of domestic events beyond your control. And add to that a mainstream media who sees you as a pesky impediment to the eventual coronation of Sen. Obama, and you’ve certainly had, and still have, an uphill battle. But with a single debate remaining and three weeks of vigorous campaigning (particularly with Gov. Palin, the person who has injected true excitement into this campaign,) you have every reason to expect that you can and will win the election. it will not be easy, it will not be pretty…but if you take my advice it will lead to victory.
Please do not forget that when you speak to the vast majority of American people, you are among friends! So, please, for the sake of your supporters, become that uninhibited and unbridled “Maverick” that we know you to be. You promised to fight for us at the RNC Convention just weeks ago, you must now follow through with this pledge and fight the good fight. Fight the vigorous fight. Fight for the truth. Fight for us. Fight for victory.
Let the chips fall where they may, and may God bless you and Gov. Palin in your most worthy campaign!!