As the Republican National Convention opens today in Tampa, it is important for conservatives to keep their eye on the prize. Distractions like Bain Capital and congressman Todd Akin are just that -- a distraction.
If liberalism and its failed doctrines triumph in November, this country as we have known it is finished. Endless debt, higher taxes, bigger government, more regulation of businesses, more abortion, a diminished America, you name it. None of it is good.
Every election is said to be the most important in ages, or in history. They're not kidding when they say that about this one.
If real reform isn't brought to Medicare and Social Security, these programs which were never intended to be the size and cost they have become will go bankrupt and the rest of us along with them. If Obamacare stands and is not repealed by Congress, rationing will occur with government deciding who gets vital surgery and who doesn't based on cost and age.
You may not pay much attention to politics. You pay attention when your car needs service, don't you? Well, America needs servicing, and if it doesn't get service, America will break down and be un-repairable. It's as serious as that.
In Tampa, I'm Cal Thomas.
Publication date: August 27, 2012