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Fellow Vietnam POW: Why I Won’t Vote For McCain

Luckily, I grabbed some of this before Military.com went down. I’m not a conspiracy theorist like Richard :), but with the Republican police state thing happening, well…

A Graduate of the US Naval Academy, co-POW with McCain in Vietnam has apparently gone on the record.

I furthermore believe that having been a POW is no special qualification for being President of the United States. The two jobs are not the same, and POW experience is not, in my opinion, something I would look for in a presidential candidate.

Most of us who survived that experience are now in our late 60’s and 70’s. Sadly, we have died and are dying off at a greater rate than our non-POW contemporaries. We experienced injuries and malnutrition that are coming home to roost. So I believe John’s age (73) and survival expectation are not good for being elected to serve as our President for 4 or more years.

I can verify that John has an infamous reputation for being a hot head. He has a quick and explosive temper that many have experienced first hand. Folks, quite honestly that is not the finger I want next to that red button.

I think he makes a good point, REALLY good point. I am sorry McCain got caught, but that display of incompetence no more qualifies him to be president than the accident of Obama having grown up with dark skin…or does it?

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