I saw a poll, done of 500 people, and half of them didn't agree with me. So I think I'll give up on John McCain.
I saw a rockstar on TV who doesn't like McCain, so I think I'll give up.
My union told me not to vote for McCain, so I give up.
I was called nasty names when I admitted I support McCain. So, I give up.
I heard some soldiers died in Iraq. So fighting terrorists there and making life safer for Iraqi people? We should give up on that too.
I heard the banks are all failing. So my money's going in a sock under the mattress. I think I'll give up on banks.
I heard the constitution is too loosely interpreted. And heck, those old guys probably had no idea what today's world would be like. So I'm not going to defend to constitution. I give up on that too.
I heard the stock market is down. So now that all my investments are devalued, now is the time for me to sell them all. I give up.
I think politicians are all corrupt losers. We shouldn't fight their wasteful spending and backroom deals, we should just let it continue. I give up.
I heard other countries hate us now. So I give up on trying to do business there, exchange ideas, and share cultures, I give up.
I heard American jobs are going overseas. We'll never be able to keep them here anyway, or retrain our workers to do anything else. I give up.
I heard the ice caps are melting and natural resources are being squandered. I give up on my planet too.
You know, many years ago, I heard an American pilot was captured , arms and legs broken, locked in solitary confinement, and tortured for almost 6 years. We should have given up on him too.
BUT what if we had given up on John McCain then?
Thousands more Americans and Iraqis would have died in the absence of McCain's successful 'surge' strategy. Our safety and security would be at even higher risk.
Special interests would still fund campaigns and none of us would ever know who was involved where, and why. Earmark spending would be at even higher levels, and no one would know about it.
The Democrats, under Pelosi's "leadership" (and I use the term loosely), would have forced through an even worse pork-laden bailout package with special goodies for their favorite puppet groups.
Bipartisan efforts on climate change, immigration, spending, torture, and other key issues would never have been brought to the forefront in the Senate.
And last but not least, four McCain children wouldn't be here. Three, including two current U.S. military servicemen, wouldn't have been conceived, and Bridget McCain, without lifesaving medical care and a loving amily here in the U.S., almost certainly would have died in Bangladesh.
We didn't give up on John McCain when he was invisible, broken, dying, defeated.
Let's not give up on him now.