It’s Not an Election. It’s a War.

Here is Debbie Hallberg writing about tomorrow’s election at American Thinker:

There are an awful lot of people out there who still think this is a conventional election, that we are choosing between two candidates on the basis of experience, policies, and character.

This is not a conventional election. This is, as the late, great Andrew Breitbart put it, “war!”

An all-out culture war.

It’s not a war that conservatives started or have ever wanted. It is a war that has been thrust on us. But if we don’t treat it as a war, if we don’t take it seriously as a war, we will lose and lose miserably. We will lose not just for the next four years, but for the next 40 years, and possibly the next 400 years.

In other words, this is not a skirmish or a tiny battle, as the #NeverTrump crowd imagines. If we don’t defeat the enemy in November, there may not be another chance for a long time to come.

When you’re at war, your tactics change considerably. For your leader, you don’t want a gentleman warrior or an intellectual who is good at articulating ideas but not very good in the trenches. Those are peacetime leaders, perhaps, but not wartime generals.

At time of war, you pick a general who is tough as nails and will lead you confidently into battle and be victorious. You choose someone who knows how important it is, as Winston Churchill said, to “Never give up! Never give up! Never, never, never-never-never-never!”

The general you pick may be foul-mouthed, crude, or brusque. He may have any number of personal failings. Those things don’t matter in war. What matters is:

Is he on your side?

Is he a fighter?

Can he rally the troops?

Can he weaken the opponent?

Can he administer death blows when needed?

Can he emerge victorious?

Read more: American Thinker