Skip to comments.Why McCain might be it
Posted on 04/10/2006 12:05:37 AM PDT by neverdem
First Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, now John McCain and the media. Even torrid relationships are perishable. It was only a matter of time before the media turned on their pin-up, and that time has arrived. A rivulet, soon to be a river, of journalism is reporting as a mystery deciphered, even a scandal unearthed that McCain, who occupies the Senate seat once held by Barry Goldwater, is a conservative Republican.
He has been unmasked as a "pro-life, pro-family, fiscal conservative." Those words are his, and are a reasonably accurate self-description of the man who voted against the prescription drug entitlement and the most recent transportation bill because of their costs.
McCain proclaims his extravagant admiration for Teddy Roosevelt, a man of many virtues, not one of which was moral modesty. Speaker of the House Thomas Reed once said to TR, "If there is one thing for which I admire you more than anything else, Theodore, it is your original discovery of the Ten Commandments." St. John of Arizona can seem insufferably certain that he has cornered the market on incorruptibility. So as he begins trying to assemble a presidential majority, he seems, as anyone trying to do that will, like a run-of-the-mill sinner.
But his quest for the Republicans' 2008 nomination was bound to require tactics inconsistent with his carefully cultivated reputation for unexampled authenticity. He has endorsed teaching "intelligent design" theory in schools, and has sought a detente with Jerry Falwell, one of "the agents of intolerance" he denounced in 2000. But who has ever assembled a presidential constituency without endorsing positions formerly avoided or compromising positions formerly endorsed?
McCain is considered compromised because he now favors making permanent some of President Bush's tax cuts that McCain opposed when they were first proposed. But enacting the...
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Anyone but McCain. Oh yea and Mitt Romney too...
He is a true Manchurian candidate who has NO business at the head of the most powerful nation on earth. A leopard cannot change it's spots. McQuig can bark and howl about what a conservative he is to the media and anyone who will listen. Those of us who have watched himknow the real truth.
if he get the nomination, I'm not voting, and I'll be encouraging others not to vote either.....regardless of if Hillary is nominated or not.
The headline left out an "sh" in front of "it".
You know Romney and Rudy are bad by the fact, that McCain can actually run to the right of them and Romney and Rudy are probably the only 2 guys in the country who could make McCain look like a real conservative.
No they didn't. It's the 'it', as in 'it's full of it'
McCain would beat Hillary in an electoral rout not seen since 1984.
The fact is we can do much better.
NO to McLAME!
Peesident = President
I wouldn't vote for him for all the mexicans in the US.
If it's Hillary he's running against, I'll be dragging everyone I can to vote for him.
"McCain .... is a conservative Republican. "
ROTFL -- I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Just look at his voting record.
He recently authored and sponsored the "terrorist protection" bill, that doesn't sound like something a conservative Republican would do.
Not to mention all his other votes that were not only NOT "conservative Republican", but there were opposite of the votes of the Republican majority.
However, the man is nuts. He scares me.
Thanks for the reminder. This guy is arguably more dangerious than Hillary.
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