April 10, 2008
You all know my problems with McCain but it’s hard to argue with the fact that he seems to be the perfect candidate for this election:
McCain, though, turns out to be the near-perfect Republican candidate in this election, and he has the Democrats to thank for it. Instead of triangulating to the center, both Obama and Hillary have run to the far Left. They have embraced the populism that failed John Edwards in two successive cycles and pushed the Democrats farther Left than any time since 1972. Meanwhile, McCain’s existing credibility with independents and moderates has allowed him to quietly gain supporters without alienating the Republican base — again, thanks to the leftward push of the two Democrats.
February 5, 2008
Rocker John Mellencamp’s reps have ‘quietly’ asked John McCain to STOP playing Mellencamp’s tunes, Our Country and Small Town, at McCain rallies.
That’s a great reason right there to vote for anybody but McCain. John Mellencamp is the worst and those two songs are beyond horrible. I need a president with better taste in music.
January 22, 2008
We’re going to get stuck with McCain as our candidate, I just know it.
October 27, 2007
Associated Press: Things looking up for McCain
Don’t Misunderestimate John McCain (I thought I was so clever I used the headline twice.)
August 23, 2006
McCain faults Bush administration on Iraq: Americans led to believe war would be a ‘day at the beach,’ senator says.
After 5 seconds of googling, here’s Bush talking about our upcoming beach day, on the eve of the Iraq war, March 19, 2003:
I want Americans and all the world to know that coalition forces will make every effort to spare innocent civilians from harm. A campaign on the harsh terrain of a nation as large as California could be longer and more difficult than some predict. And helping Iraqis achieve a united, stable and free country will require our sustained commitment.
If anything, Bush has said so much to dispel the idea that this war would be easy. Many of his early speeches centered around the idea of a long and difficult war, not only in Iraq but in general when we fight global terrorism.
So many people that I respect (hi W.O!) like McCain and if he is the Republican candidate in ‘08, I pledge right now to support him. But I will fight against him in the primary. I don’t want someone that watches polls and “mavericks” his way into constantly offending his fellow Republicans. Anybody but McCain for the Republican nomination in ‘08, anybody.
UPDATE: Allah has video and thinks that distancing oneself from the war will become a fact of life for anyone running for president in ‘08. I’m not convinced and will try to write more on that in the next day.