My vote today is the most passionate I've ever cast. I'm voting today, not for a candidate, but for a hero. My vote today is for the one man who gave all and stepped up to give more. The man who emerged from inconceivable horrors of war, burnished with character instead of regret. The one man who exemplifies and exalts true leadership.
My vote today comes not from a litany of policy positions, though not in the absence of them either. Protecting our resources, fiscal, environmental, and martial, is the true definition of conservatism, and I'm voting to preserve our assets. And I'm voting to join our efforts in this crusade of preservation, together. My vote today comes from a place of cooperation, from common sense, from a desire to restore the luster on my country's reputation, and a duty to bestow an American hero with the job he's proven himself worthy of accepting.
His age, much feared a detriment, is one of his greatest assets. This is the last office John McCain will ever seek. He will be able to govern, to lead, free from the shadow of reelection and postoffice reputation. He will be free to answer only to himself, his judgment, and his countrymen.
Though hindsight is a double-edged sword, I often think about what our country, our world, would look like if John McCain had been elected in 2000. I imagine McCain standing at Ground Zero, reassuring our country with the hard-wrought determination that only someone who's led as courageously from the front lines as from the floor of Congress can embody. I imagine that scene, and I cast my ballot. For history, for experience, for patriotism, for everything John McCain has given of himself, I give John McCain my vote, my confidence, and my country.
The opinions expressed here are those of the author, CitizenSugar, and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Sugar Inc. Check out LibertySugar's post for the Democratic take.