John McCain and his running mate, Sarah Palin have repeatedly insinuated that Senator Obama has a socialistic economic approach and is pursuing a socialistic agenda. They have also on numerous occasions charged that Obama has close ties to terrorists whom he allegedly “pals around with”. McCain has urged Obama “to come clean” about his terrorist associates.
Let's take what McCain/Palin say at face value, after all McCain prides himself on “straight talk”. That is, at minimum Obama is a closet socialist who befriends terrorists and their anti-american views. However, a voter can be forgiven if she, based on McCain's remarks, concludes Obama is indeed a real, dyed-in-the-wool socialist. After all is not a socialist one who pursues a socialist agenda? Certainly McCain/Palin have never accused Obama of being a full-fledged terrorist but they certainly hinted at his supposed terrorist sympathies.
So, what are we to make of McCain's concession speech? It has been described by pundits as compelling, gracious, upfront, classy and as one of the best concession speeches ever delivered.
In his talk McCain warmly congratulated Obama, pledged to do all in his power to help him and urged his supporters to offer “...our next president our good will and earnest effort.” So why would McCain offer the socialist and terrorist leaning president-elect his support and urge his followers to do likewise?
Does McCain really want to help advance a socialist agenda on America? Should he not have urged his supporters to be wary and vigilant of their new leader who has yet to come clean about his terrorist ties?
McCain did not warn the American people to be fearful of the president-elect. He did quite the contrary, he urged them to support their new leader.
We are left to conclude that either McCain doesn't believe the charges that he and Palin levelled against Obama are true, which makes his campaign a fraud. Or else, he stands behind his sleazy allegations and insinuations which means his concession speech is a fraud. Take your choice!