The mystery is why anyone would think the foreign-affairs part of Sen. McCain’s brain is not in sync with the part that produced: McCain/Feingold legislation that eviscerates core free-speech rights on which a functioning democratic republic depends; or proposals for massive, unregulated immigration (from someone claiming the mantle of national security paragon, no less); or global-warming legislation, the latest iteration of the senator’s Big Government regulatory penchant (we are talking, after all, about someone who has suggested federal government intervention in everything from professional boxing to major league baseball); or opposition to the Bush tax cuts in class-warfare rhetoric so strident it would make Hillary Clinton blush (including a swipe just last week against “greedy people on Wall Street who need to be punished”); or the Gang of 14 deal, which undermined a conservative effort to end Democrat filibusters against the Bush judicial nominees.
John McCain and La Raza-The Race share a deep-seated contempt for grass-roots conservatives who worked successfully to defeat the disastrous amnesty bill. And they share a common impulse to marginalize their political opponents as “haters.”
I have no confidence that McCain’s compass points anywhere we want to go. He can’t help constantly bashing conservatives and lecturing GOP voters about the glories of preventing global warming. Like conservatives in the primary election want to hear that? But that’s who he is. That’s where his instincts lie.
There are the possibilities for doing some interesting things with McCain as a leader, and I’m mostly thinking about global warming – where McCain has the best track record on energy and environment on the Republican side in the Senate,” Foer concluded. “So, I think you have some really good possibility for a Nixon-to-China type solution to climate change if he decides that that’s going to be the thing he is going to use to build a bridge.”
Old Atlantic Lighthouse
The best vote to stop McCain is Mitt Romney, although you may want to consider your state’s situation. Missouri, Georgia and California voters are in a special position to make a difference. Missouri is winner take all state wide, and is close between Mitt Romney, John McCain and Mike Huckabee. A Romney win here would give Romney 58 and take away 58 from McCain. That would narrow the projected lead of McCain by 100 delegates after today.
Mark’s Soap Box
If the GOP continues to push liberals down my throat and tell me that I have to compromise; I will leave the party and vote for a third party. I am tired of compromising. It’s time for lie-berals to compromise and give in. That means John McCain also.