Excerpt:Â Well, the battle is joined â€“ for the American presidency. John Sidney McCain and Barack Hussein Obama will pick running mates and be officially launched into their campaigns at their conventions. In November, Americans â€“ at least the ones who do care enough to vote â€“ will give us our next president. Meanwhile, there's another campaign in full swing, one perhaps even more crucial, one that will certainly determine the future of our country. One that will determine the direction and morality of our young. One that quite possibly will cost America its soul.