Before you make the final decision for whom to vote on Election Day, please read this entire column by Mark Steyn. You might also read some of the comments following - including at least one that question whether or not Barack Obama and Joe Biden are fit for office - or not.
The part where an irrelevant YouTube is blamed for the massacre in Bengahzi is key. The part where the man who filmed it is blamed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and arrested - to be held until a few days after the election - is key. Finding out through State Department emails that the administration knew what was happening within thirty minutes after it began - yet did nothing - is key.
We learned that although help was desperately requested, none was given. We get Steyn's opinion that the administration did nothing, for to do so would highlight that their re-election "selling point" that they had killed Osama bin Laden and stopped al-Qaida would be demolished.
We are reminded that at a ceremony when Charles Woods' son's body was brought back, Biden remarked to Woods, ""Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?" - a statement that still leaves me truly without comment.
And we are reminded that while Romney and Ryan stump with discussion of how to stop our runaway spending, how to aid our ailing economy, how to have intelligent laws and regulation so that more jobs become available and our schools work better and Americans can once again prosper and be strong, that Obama and Biden are concentrating on free birth control for women, government sponsorship for the multi-million dollar Big Bird and mammograms at Planned Parenthood - despite the fact that Planned Parenthood doesn't deliver mammograms.
When we go to vote, we should always recognize that we are never going to cast our vote for perfect candidates. No matter who they are, they will sometimes say something stupid and sometimes make poor choices - sometimes serious ones.
Nevertheless, choose we must. We must examine the record of the candidates who have had four years to show how their principles and actions are good for our country, or to take a chance on the candidates who are promising a new path. We must decide if we want the candidates that way too often seem to blame their predecessors, or take actions to protect themselves rather than the American people - or the candidates who have proved to put the welfare of others before that of themselves.
Do read the whole column. Think about your choice in the next eleven days. Then - choose as your life depends upon it.
For some, it already has.