Monday, November 03, 2008

The Case for McCain 3: Not Possible by this Blogger.

Ok, my objective was to spend the past week making cases for why John McCain should be president. After rifling through his 'Issues' page at, I've come to the conclusion once again, after all the hyperbole and hot air from the desperate republicans, that Mac is simply a democrat with a solid sense of national security.

No, really. Here are the issues listed on McCain's site, and a quick hit of where he stands on them.
Right = Smaller government, more power to the citizens, free trade, defending our nation.
Left = More government, less power to the citizens, protectionism, diplomacy at all costs.

The Economy - Left
Energy - Left
National Security - Right
Health Care -Left
Iraq -Right
Home ownership -Left
Veterans -Right
Immigration -Left
Education -Right
2nd Amendment -Right (Past actions would belie this however)
Judicial Philosophy -Right
Homeland security -Right
Fighting Crime -Right
Natural Heritage -Left
Agricultural Policy -Left
Sanctity of Life -Right
Climate Change -Left
Ethics Reform ?
Space Program -Left
National Service -Left
Technology -Left

Total tally:
11 Left
9 Right

Obviously, that is a misleading stat, because the issues vary in importance. But this man is not a conservative, even less so the W has been. Sad, really, that this is considered the best and brightest the republican revolution has to offer.
I'm not sure which way I'll mark in the booth, but if its for McCain, its only going to be begrudgingly so.

The one place I take solace? My mind keeps hearkening back to Fred Thompson at the GOP convention this year,

"John McCain's bones may have been broken but his spirit never was.

Now, being a POW certainly doesn't qualify anyone to be President.
But it does reveal character.

This is the kind of character that civilizations from the beginning of history have sought in their leaders.
It's pretty clear there are two questions we will never have to ask ourselves, "Who is this man?" and "Can we trust this man with the Presidency?"

So that's what it comes down to. If your an American, make your choice. And vote GOP for senate and House, 'cause those matter.
If you're not, watch with wonder as the worlds longest lasting democracy once again makes a peaceful transfer of power at the highest levels.

1 comment:

Solameanie said...

We recently had William Murray, son of the late atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair, on our radio program this week. Among his several interesting statements was that Fred Thompson purposefully entered the primaries to draw support off of Huckabee to help McCain.

Possible, but I tend to think we also had some Democrats voting in the Republican primary.

Anyway, what a Hobson's choice.