Two Indulgences We Cannot Afford

"Obama is toast."

"We're going to win in a landslide."

"We could put up any candidate and beat Obama."

"The polls are skewed. Don't believe them. We're going to win."

You hear a lot of that around the conservative blogosphere. And while confidence is usually a good trait, in this case I'd rather place my bets on working hard for our team over premature gloating any day.

No one knows what will happen on Election Day. What we do know is that Obama has a history of running ruthless campaigns. And winning.

There is only one solution: We all must fight as hard as we can every single day.

Not talking about it.

Not procrastinating about it.

Doing it!

So ask yourself: What have you been doing to advance our chances of winning the White House in November?

If you're simply planning to vote, that's not enough. If you haven't done anything, figure out one thing you can do today and do it. If you've been doing something, inspire others to do the same and see if you can do a little bit more.

There's no place to hide. There can be no excuses.

We cannot allow anything, including a sense of confidence, to become an excuse for inaction. Nor can we afford to indulge feelings of disappointment about our candidate so as to render us apathetic.

"I'm not voting."

"I don't trust Democrats or Republicans."

"Romney is a RINO! He's no better than Obama."

I hate to break it to you, but no matter how much you may dislike Romney, he is absolutely better than Obama if for no other reason than the fact that Romney loves America and Obama does not.

Folks, this election may be about the most basic principle imaginable: electing someone who loves this country.

Is Romney the ideal candidate? Of course not. Far from it. But the person sitting in the oval office hates America and he is bringing this country down in unthinkable ways.

The fight for the White House at its core is about removing from office a person who loathes the United States. To vote out of office a man who sympathizes with our enemies and alienates our allies, who wants to transform our values into a European model (or worse), who fuels hatred between groups to splinter us into bits and pieces, who has wreaked havoc on our economy not so much because he is incompetent (though he is that, as well) but because it is part of his vision.

Time is of the essence. The clock is ticking.

If you're not working to help us win, you're part of the problem.

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