Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A Father, A Son, A Debate

Adm. James Stockdale was an American military hero who became an object of ridicule, mostly by the cultural and political left, when he agreed to run as Ross Perot's VP candidate in 1992.

He died in 2005.

His son, Taylor, remembers his dad and what he put himself through for his country. And reminds us that debating skills aren't the true measure of any man... or woman.


Anonymous Bob said...

Gill - Thanks for directing me to that beautiful column. I remember that debate well. Anyone with a heart, had to feel sorry for Stockdale that night. He came across as confused and unprepared, but, and I hope his son is aware of this, he carried himself with an air of nobility that both Gore and Quale lacked. I have no doubt that Stockdale was everything that his son said he was. But I also beleive that it's a poor analogy. Perot picked Stockdale because he knew him well and he beleived in him. McCains pick of Palin was purely political. It's funny. The debate hasn't even taken place yet, and already people are apologizing, and defending her performance. I felt sorry and embarassed for Palin when interviewed by Couric, but it bacame quite obvious that she's out of her league. And many conservatives would whole heartedly agree with me on that point.

September 30, 2008 at 9:17 AM 
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