Today's the day, at last!
Are you voting?
And are you voting for a man who can be counted on to resist terrorism, or one who is likely to cave?
Are you voting for one who believes only the United States can defend America and American values, or are you voting for the one who thinks we shouldn't make a move without calling the U.N., or France and Germany?
The terrorists are paying attention to this election.
If the results go one way, they'll know we mean business.
If they go the other way, they will claim they have won and raise the stakes.
It always works this way.
Weakness insures more attacks.
Strength repeals them.
In the 1930's, well intentioned men thought Hitler could be bought by giving him Czhecoslovakia.
It merely communicated to him that his enemies had no stomach.
It's the same with Osama Bin Laden.
Weakness will encourage him and recruit more terrorists who will kill us.
Those are the stakes in this election, along with a supreme court that reads and interprets the constitution.
Pay no attention to the media spin.
God help us.
We need it.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.