Tragic events drive politicians

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By Staff Brunswick Beacon

To the editor: High offices are almost always driven by events such as 9/11. Sadly, President Bush has been second-guessed on almost every move he made post 9/11.

It is so simple to be a Monday morning quarterback. Almost every politician from either major party has second-guessed Bush, most with malice. Bush promised all would be different if he was elected and that promise was kept.

What is different now is we have a politician, Barack Obama, who wants to be president so badly he changes what will be “different” almost daily, depending on which part of the country he is speaking and what the crowd he is speaking to wants to hear.

He does it without batting an eyelash.

It is not without precedent, I must admit, but being around for many presidential elections, it is about as flagrant as I have heard. He has managed to inject race all by himself.

He did it to Hillary and Bill, and he is doing it right now to McCain and they end up defending themselves on something they have never done.

With all of the hoopla about Obama, we all must remember if elected he will become the most powerful person in the free world and he will have his finger on the button that could get us into a nuclear holocaust.

Can his judgment be trusted? If ever, when? I would suggest some time in the far future, maybe, but not yet.