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Forum endorsement of McCain welcome

Fargo We concur with The Forum's endorsement of the McCain-Palin ticket. There are several differences between the candidates. John McCain opposes new taxes, supports free trade and school vouchers. He encourages medical savings accounts and port...

Fargo

We concur with The Forum's endorsement of the McCain-Palin ticket.

There are several differences between the candidates. John McCain opposes new taxes, supports free trade and school vouchers. He encourages medical savings accounts and portable health insurance policies, wants tort reform, is pro-life and has shown he will challenge his own party and president. McCain is far more capable of dealing with terrorists and threats to American security and has shown good judgment regarding his choice of associates.

Barack Obama will increase marginal taxes, capital gains taxes, and corporate taxes, which will worsen the current economic downturn. His opposition to free trade will cost Americans jobs in the future. He will do everything he can to promote socialized medicine, which will increase costs and lead to rationing of services, longer waits for patients, inefficient governmental controls, and a decline in the quality of care; he voted against curbing partial-birth abortions and has never opposed extreme liberal views held by the left wing of his party; Obama has used unsavory individuals like Robert Vesco, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and William Ayers to promote his political fortunes.

Yes, Obama is a smooth talker, but we need a president with character and fortitude in these difficult times. That's why we'll vote for McCain and Palin.

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