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Posted on 05/23/2007 7:26:44 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
McCain Sides With Leading Dems on Global Warming By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Staff Writer May 23, 2007
(CNSNews.com) - A panel discussion on global climate change Tuesday found Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) staff agreeing with representatives for the leading Democratic presidential contenders. A cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions, they agreed, is the most promising solution to "global warming."
A cap and trade system would involve limits or caps (lower than current levels) on the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions produced by polluters like power plants. But companies able to cut their CO2 output at a low cost would be able to sell their left-over pollution permits to companies facing higher costs.
John Raidt, a policy advisor to McCain, said during a discussion at the left-leaning Brookings Institution that the Arizona Republican is a "foremost proponent of carbon cap-and-trade."
Raidt said McCain supports a cap-and-trade system above taxes on carbon emissions because "cap-and-trade is a market-driven, proven way."
The position put McCain in league with leading Democratic contenders - Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, and former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina - whose policy advisors also participated in the discussion.
Representatives for the three Democrats said they all support a carbon cap-and-trade system.
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Congratulations McCain, you just killed whatever slim shot you might have had at winning the Republican nomination in 2008. How does it feel?
It does get old.
And in doing so, he will lose what he craves next to the most: The Republican nomination.
Wow, now that’s HOW many issues that he’s betrayed conservatives on?
Campaign Finance / Free Speech
War on Terror / Interrogation of Terrorists
Immigration / Amnesty
‘Well, he’s going to get what he craves most: Enemedia approval.’
Yep. McCain is a cult of personality, whose supporters are in the MSM, which in the end wouldn’t vote for him over a Democrat if you held a gun to their collective heads.
The only person that doesn’t realize this is John McCain, which is why he can’t be in the Whitehouse. Anyone that stupid is flat out dangerous as President.
McCain-Feingold killed any chance for hime in ‘08 as far as I’m concerned.
Looking at the Republican field and the Democrat field. McCain stands a better chance running against Obama and Hillary in the primary. So a few very subtle changes and wha-la McCain is a Democrat.
Why is he wasting his time and money running for the Republican nomination? I am beginning to think he has lost it.
McCain is a Dem. I just wish those that support him would admit that they are also Dems as well.
Arrrr Maties...global warming will bring the fierce hurricains and we pirates will have to baten down the hatches to stay afloat...Arrrr.
I thought Rudy was winning, but McCain's still hanging in there...
Could have stopped right here in title.
McCain Sides With Leading Dems.
Just wait for fifteen years. McCain will still be in the Senate and he will make Byrd sound like a genius.
This “cap and trade” nonsense is the basis of the Kyoto accords. It is just a worldwide income redistribution scheme. We have to pay the backward countries for their carbon “credits” in order to keep our economy functioning. It is such a scam.
Nothing this non-principled opportunist does "kills" his Presidential campaign. He still maintains some type of support with the Republican base. WHY in the world is that?