Americans believe McCain will Win the War; Obama will Retreat

Update:  Please send an encouraging note this Memorial Day to our troops. Americans believe that Senator McCain will win the War in Iraq, but only 20% believe Senator Obama will win it. That is a significant underlying disadvantage to Senator Obama and a major hidden strength for Senator McCain. It could help explain why Senator McCain is out performing the generic Republican by 16 points or more. When John McCain says I will win this war, half of Americans believe it. So why is Senator Obama popular and competitive? Most Americans are tired of Mr. Bush’s War. A majority place a higher priority on the troops coming home than winning the war. I consider that a scary proposition. Nothing is more vital to American Security than coming home with honor. If American are perceived by the enemies of freedom to be beaten and defeated, we will not have peace for a very long time. We have targets all over the world and they will be hit. Our home land will come under increasing pressure. We will suffer losses. The good news is that Independent voters seem to be torn. Republicans and Conservatives want victory. Democrats and Liberals want the troops home. Moderates and Unaffiliated voters seem torn between the two. That is where the election will be won. Nothing is more urgent than ending the war. It is not a question of if we should end it, but one of how we should end it. If Senator McCain can make that the question, he wins. If Senator Obama can make it an if we should end the war question, he wins.