Christ taught "by their fruits ye shall know them," not by their rhetoric.
More recent, even President Hinckley tried to give us some understanding of "scheming leaders" as he described the Book of Mormon, a book "as current as the morning newspaper." It was President Hinckley too, who in 1997 stated that he looks out across the world today and "search[es] in vain" for men like unto the US Founding Fathers. If a seer today "searches in vain" for men like the founders, it is because they are not currently filling the judgement seats---they are not to be had, even the ones who profess to be "good conservative christians." In that same talk, Gordon B. Hinckley gave us as strong an endoresement of the US Founders as any prophet in our history has done. And yet he "searches in vain" for such. That is the truth today, even more than it was then. Neither Obama or McCain are men like unto our country's Founding Fathers. And certainly neither of them are focused on upholding and preserving the principles of our Constitution, those principles which our Founding Fathers established through pure inspiration from our Father in Heaven.
So, what then can we do?
Hear the words of the Prophet Joseph Smith's Brother, Hyrum the Patriarch:
and Joseph Smith himself professed:
"...we shall have the satisfaction of knowing that we have acted conscientiously, and have used our best judgment. And if we have to throw away our votes, we had better do so upon a worthy rather than an unworthy individual who might make use of the weapon we put in his hand to destroy us." (Times and Seasons, Nauvoo, IV, 441. Cited also in Roberts, Comprehensive History, II, 208-209.)
So I would ask you, on this election day, what will you do?
I will tell you what I'm doing. I am voting Independent for someone who upholds and values the Constitution of the United States of America.
And then I am going to pray for our country.