John McCain, the 2008 Election, and Civil Unrest
Whether or not ballot boxes were stuffed by "black Dems" in Philadelphia is probably something we will never know. What we do know is this: First, that people in the McCain campaign thought they had evidence of election tampering that cost McCain the election. Second, that McCain thought it best for the country to do nothing about it, in part because of fears of mob violence.
America is coasting along a slippery surface, and small concessions to the mob can resonate in ways we can't predict. In seven months, we have a chance to reverse the mistakes of 2008, even if only to stand up to the mob this time.
Which raises the problem of Philadelphia. Obviously something is going very wrong in the City of Brotherly Love. Elections there are a big giant spigot for the Left to keep the state blue. GOP poll watchers are thrown out of precincts, New Black Panthers stalk the polls, and, worst of all, not enough poll watchers are available to cover all the precincts. It's time that changed. That's why True the Vote is holding a summit April 27-28 in Houston, to mobilize and train a poll-watching army to deploy across the nation in November.
If you are sitting on the couch on Election Day watching it on TV, if you are at work instead of not using available leave, if you aren't inside the polls on Election Day to prevent the mess of 2008 from repeating, you aren't doing enough. If not 2012, when?
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