Skip to comments.McCain defends Kerry on defense
Posted on 01/27/2008 3:38:52 PM PST by B Knotts
Arizona senator says GOP rhetoric 'not helpful'
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Thursday he did not believe Democratic candidate John Kerry, a friend and Senate colleague, was weak on defense or would compromise national security if elected president.
This kind of rhetoric, I think, is not helpful in educating and helping the American people make a choice, McCain said on The Early Show on CBS. You know, its the most bitter and partisan campaign that Ive ever observed. I think its because both parties are going to their bases rather than going to the middle. I regret it.
Asked on NBCs Today if he thought Kerry was weak on defense, McCain said: No, I do not believe that he is, quote, weak on defense. Hes responsible for his voting record, as we are all responsible for our records, and hell have to explain it. But, no, I do not believe that he is necessarily weak on defense. I dont agree with him on some issues, clearly. But I decry this negativism thats going on on both sides. The American people dont need it.
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Global warming ninny McCain is an absolute conservative fraud. Those who vote for him believing he’ll be tough on terrorists will be dissapointed.
I hope you FLORIDA CONSERVATIVES are reading this... McStain must be STOPPED and STOPPED NOW!!!
It’s as though he WANTS us to despise him. If this man gets the nomination I think I can write off the GOP for good.
All the more reason not to vote for this RINO.
I stated that in the comment when I posted the article.
I'd be happy to tell you where you can go, John.
But you notice that many people don’t see that. They think this is current news.
Knock this crap off. McCain, isn’t standing up for Kerry, he’s standing up for amicable campaign tactics. You know as well as I do that McCain and Kerry have very different views on national security and foreign policy and trying to pretend otherwise is ridiculous.
Voting for McClain is voting for a democrap—Just like our RINO governor in CA.
Well, I tried to point it out. I searched to see if this had been posted in 2004, but it appears it hadn’t.
This demonstrates John McCain's political philosophy. He doesn't want to appeal to the Republican base, that would be "regrettable."
Has Kerry collected his $1,000,000.00 from that bet he made with T. Boone Pickens yet?
This is the second OLD piece I’ve just read here WITHOUT the ACTUAL date -which you can always add in parentheses when posting the piece.
Believe me- I am delighted to see any article that shows McCain for what he is :) but we need context.
Kerry was calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq and McCain endorsed this as being strong on defense. I clearly remember Kerry using those beheadings that were posted on the internet as a reason why we needed to leave there fast.
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