Today is former Senator, Vice Presidential nominee, and Presidential nominee Bob Dole’s 95th Birthday.
Next month, on August 29, God willing, will be the 82nd Birthday of Senator and Presidential nominee John McCain.
Both Dole and McCain certainly were partisans in the political battles over the last few decades, but both were also war heroes, who suffered and continue to suffer great pain, from their participation in World War II and the Vietnam War.
In many ways, it is a miracle that both have survived so long, and that McCain, fighting cancer, continues to battle with great courage.
Both served their nation in different wars, and did not try to evade a military commitment.
Both are great men, whether one agrees with their political careers and their rhetoric and votes on a myriad of issues.
Then, tragically, we now have a President who has proved to be a true coward, a draft dodger with five deferments (using bone spurs in his foot as an excuse to avoid service, and having the financial connections to evade service while others went to war), and to top it off, a proved traitor to America.
Donald Trump has refused to acknowledge clearly and openly that the Russian government under Vladimir Putin engaged in and continues to engage in collusion to help Trump win the White House over an avowed Putin critic, Hillary Clinton. He has disgraced America while undermining our allies in NATO, and endangered our national security.
And Trump still is an open critic of John McCain as he fights cancer, a true measure of how disgusting and despicable the 45th President is.
So today is a day to applaud Bob Dole, and to pray for John McCain to reach his 82nd birthday on August 29, and to work to force Donald Trump from the Presidency, as a man who has undermined the reputation and image of the office held by others who were great men, and even those not great, at least having dignity and honor despite their faults.