.. a love affair with Senator John '08 McCain?
The Republican Senator from Arizona is a man of the right, he is a Conservative. If you doubt me, ask Republican Senator from Mississippi Trent Lott who is supporting McCain Presidential run
or George Wallace, Jr
If you are a supporter of John McCain in a misguided attempt to be a "centrist" then, I'm sorry to say that you need to find an other champion. John McCain
will promote the repealing of Roe v Wade and would support putting doctors in jail
for performing abortions, which are extremist position. McCain is now positioning himself as Bush's heir in courting likes of Jerry Falwell
If you are a supporter of John McCain because he is a champion of campaign reform then, I'm sorry to say that you need to find an other idol. McCain is now charming the pants off the Millionaires he once said had "Dirty Money
". McCain was one of the "Keating Five", got campaign contributions from convicted fraudster Charles Keating
. McCain campaigns had received $112,000 from his friend Charles Keating, his relatives, and his employees during this two congressional campaigns in 1982 and 1984 and 1986 Senate bid. The most received by any of the Keating Five. McCain has also abandoned his own campaign reform legislation
If you are a supporter of John McCain because he is a man of principle, then I'm sorry to say again that you need to find an other saint. McCain
was both for and against state promotion of the Confederate flag for own political gains. McCain was against presidential candidates campaigning at Bob Jones University
then now he was for it for his own political gains. One of McCain most disgusting moves is caving in to the White House demands on opposition to torture
Finally on the War, McCain is the biggest hawk in the Senate
Actually looking past his occasionally "maverick" views is far more important, and it reveals a man who has seemingly learned nothing from the Iraq debacle and who is decidedly out of step with the views of at least two-thirds of the country. I suspect that many people find him more palatable than George Bush because he has consistent principles and a working intellect, but those principles are consistently dangerous and misguided. He might not bumble into disasters the way Bush has, but a deliberate and well planned disaster is every bit as bad as the Bushian kind.
Bottom line: If you think Bill Kristol and Charles Krauthammer would make good foreign policy advisors, then McCain is your man. However, if you're not insane, that prospect will scare the hell out of you. As it should.
It does scare the hell out of me. If you have liberal principles you should not support John McCain for any political office. Again, the Republican Senator from Arizona is a man of the right, he is a Conservative.