Ok Senator McCain, for the life of me I don’t understand why you have yet to do this. This is your last chance. You need a simple, direct theme for your campaign. One that demonstrates the essential difference between you and Obama.

Words versus deeds. You see Senator McCain, the guy you are running against is a solid gold plated phony. He’s not who he says he is. He is who he is, to paraphrase a certain football coach.

Words versus deeds. That is what’s at stake in this election.

On Taxes, words versus deeds
Words are meaningless. It’s what you do that counts. Two times Sen. Obama voted for the 2009 budget resolution which raised taxes on those making as little as $42,000 per year. Words versus deeds.

The tax cut he talks about is also an illusion. Sen. Obama says he will cut taxes for 95% of Americans. First of all, only about 70% of Americans pay taxes at all. So his plan is dishonest from word one. For most of the rest of you, Sen. Obama’s plan is not a tax cut, but a one-time rebate check. As he told a trucker at a campaign event this week, his plan is to “spread the wealth around.” As the WSJ disclosed this week, Sen. Obama’s plan is a massive tax increase on the engine of our economy, small business owners.

On social issues, words versus deeds
On social issues, Sen. Obama says he is a moderate, well within the bounds of mainstream Americans. On abortion, his view is most certainly to the left of most Americans, even those who are pro-choice. Sen. Obama has promised Planned Parenthood that, ”the first thing I’d do as President is to sign the Freedom of Choice Act”. What does that involve? NOW says this law will “‘sweep away hundreds of anti-abortion laws [and] policies.” What Sen. Obama is promising would,

“abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion, including parental consent and notification laws for minors, state and federal funding restrictions on abortion, and conscience protections for pro-life citizens working in the health-care industry-protections against being forced to participate in the practice of abortion or else lose their jobs.

That is not a mainstream position, but an extreme one.

On reforming government, it’s words versus deeds
Sen. Obama talks a lot about reforming government, but he has never actually worked to do it. He has authored more autobiographies than pieces of reform legislation. When Sen. Obama was a state senator a few years ago, he consistently worked to block reformers who challenged the Chicago machine. Every time Sen. Obama was on the side of political hacks and cronies. He stood in the way of reform. Words versus deeds.

On bipartisanship and bringing people together, words versus deeds

According to Sen. Obama, he is going to bring the country together and unite us. I have seen no example of this in the United States Senate. According to National Journal, Sen. Obama is the most liberal member of the senate. He votes the party line and has a single example on his short resume of reaching across the aisle, on the issue of stopping nuclear proliferation, not exactly a controversial stand. Again, words versus deeds.

On foreign affairs, it’s words versus words. He has no record or experience on foreign policy.

On direct negotiations with our sworn enemies, Sen. Obama has said repeatedly that he would meet with any leader without preconditions. Then he backtracked. Frankly, I’m not sure where he stands on this. Same thing goes for Iraq. When the Democratic nomination was up for grabs, we heard no talk about victory in Iraq, only how fast we could retreat. Retreating in the face of a vicious enemy is not a strategy for victory. It is a strategy for political cover. It is the opposite of leadership.

And what about the man himself, look who Sen. Obama surrounds himself with. Words versus deeds.

When asked about unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers, Obama said he was “just some guy from his neighborhood.” That is not straight talk. The fact is, Sen. Obama cannot be frank about his close working relationship with Bill Ayers because it shows him to have such poor judgment. Instead, he has lied to you, even CNN has admitted that. He lied about his connection to this unrepentant domestic terrorist. Sen. Obama called this a distraction from the real issues.

When asked about his relationship with ACORN, Sen. Obama lied once again to provide himself cover. When his initial denial about ever working for/with ACORN was exposed, he once again changed his position and said talking about this was, you guessed it, a distraction from the real issues.

When his spiritual mentor and pastor of 20+ years was exposed as a hate filled, racist anti-American bigot, Sen. Obama at said he had no idea that these things were going on at Trinity United Church. He then said he couldn’t abandon Rev. Wright and then he did just that, calling the controversy a diversion from the real issue of race in America.

When Sen. Obama says an issue is a diversion from the real issue, you can see now that it is really a diversion from his personal ambition. These issues are no diversions my friends. They are at the core of who Barack Obama is and what he has done in his life.

Words are meaningless. Actions are what counts. His words are beautiful and eloquent and no doubt speak to the hopes and dreams of many Americans. The record however, shows something else. It shows that at no time in his short political career has Barack Obama been a reformer. His record on taxes shows, time and again, that he votes to raise your taxes. He has yet to propose a single tax cut where it counts, in the Senate where he works. On social issues, he talks about mainstream values but his record shows he is far to the left of most Americans. On foreign policy, his positions are dangerous and naive. His decades long association with radicals like ACORN, Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright are not things most mainstream Americans find acceptable. That is why he has lied about them repeatedly.

My friends, Sen. Obama talks a good game but his words and his deeds are about as far apart as you can get. How can you trust him when his words and deeds are at such odds?