McCain = McLame

nytimes endorses mclameThe New York Times has endorsed John McCain, as their hopeful, Republican presidential candidate.

Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field.

In other words, “he’s less of a conservative, and that’s way cooler.”

John McCain has consistently worked only to his own benefit and stood only on the principles that work to his advantage. Forget Republican Party ideals, I’m talking just plain ol’ conservative principles. McCain-Feingold, Gang-of-Fourteen, Gunshow-loophole ring any bells? Senator McCain, like Mike Huckabee, has been a consistent, divisive force within the GOP. The only people he seeks to unite are those that will get him elected.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t like to see some aspects of “George Bush style of governing” come to and end, but McCain is not the answer!

I respect his military service greatly and the years he suffered at the hands of the Vietcong. In fact, how does one thank someone like that enough?

The least I can do is hold my nose and vote for him if he does indeed become the GOP candidate. I am sure there are many Democrats that will do the same when it comes to Obama and Hillary.

…and as if I needed another reason to not want him as the Republican candidate.

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One thought on “McCain = McLame

  1. But what’s your option?

    Huckabee lost my respect when he started pandering in South Carolina. His tax plan may be crazy, but at least it would encourage saving. But he doesn’t look like a serious candidate to me anymore. He’s had his moment and it’s passed.

    Romney lost mine when he bought Michigan’s votes with billions of dollars in “energy research.” Well, he never really had it, but that move really smacks of desperation, and I have the feeling that deep down he’ll do anything to get elected. Like Hillary.

    Giuliani is a twisted old man whose campaign strategy is too clever for his own good.

    McCain is old and may be crazy! (My brother who works in the District says he has sources … ) He hasn’t run a state, but he has run a senate office … But there should be no doubt that he actually supports the troops with his consistent attitude about Iraq. On other issues, he’s not ideologically pure, but I’m personally not sold on political ideological purity.

    My question is, yeah, I can come up with a more ideal candidate, too, but we gotta choose from what we got. Who else is there?

    David Frum had a nice Op-Ed about the three kinds of conservatives that I thought was pretty spot-on. Now, this was published in the old Gray Lady herself, but you know, I still think it’s worth reading 🙂

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/25/opinion/25frum.html?_r=1&ref=opinion&oref=slogin

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