Skip to comments.Is it time for conservatives to support McCain?
Posted on 02/25/2008 9:55:55 PM PST by FocusNexus
Unless one of Huckabee's miracles happens, McCain will be the Republican nominee for president. As other presidential candidates have dropped out, some conservatives, such as Senator and former presidential candidate Sam Brownback from Kansas and Jonah Goldberg from National Review have decided to support him. But many conservative Republicans including Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter and James Dobson have continued to hold out on supporting him, and may continue to do so right up until the general election.
For those conservatives who have refrained from supporting McCain because he has too many negatives, they must decide whether those negatives outweigh the negatives of having a Democrat in office.
Even so, the most important issue facing the U.S. today is terrorism. McCain has promised to be tough on terrorism and keep our troops in Iraq until we're assured of stability. The thought of Barack Obama handling our approach to terrorism should send chills down anyone's spine. Hillary Clinton wouldn't be much better, because her motive on the war on terror is to score a legacy for herself.
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That is my position as well. Unless McCain publicly admits that McCain-Feingold and McCain-Kennedy were contrary to the Constitution and that he was wrong to have promoted them, I cannot vote for him. If an evil Democrat is elected because I failed to vote for McCain, it will not be my fault. It will be because McCain, by not publicly acknowledging the wrongness of his attacks on the Constitution, did not convince me to vote for him.
McCain will do nothing of the sort because he isn't a conservatives. In fact he hates conservatives. He isn't moderate, he's an enemy of conservatives on every issue but the war and abortion.
And those who are hoping he will sign some kind of "Contract with Conservatives" where he flip flops on everything he's ever stood for, forget it. If he was able to sign such a contract honestly he wouldn't have to.
It's even simpler than that. McCain has flip flopped on the tax cuts because, since he's against closing the borders, tax cuts are the only strong Republican issue he has to run on in November. If he came out against tax cuts in the general election he'd suffer a historic McGovernite defeat rather than the landslide defeat he's going to get.
The argument always boils down to, “Vote for McCain. He sucks bad, but not quite as bad as that other guy.”
Not exactly a winning bumper sticker slogan.
It’s a good argument, I confess.
McCain has promised to close Gitmo, require interrogator to say please and thank you, clog US courst with foreign combatants and open the Southern border.
Tell me that part about tough on terrorism again.
In short, yes - the time is now to support McCain. With money and with time.
Oh oh, you are in trouble with the quitters here! You are way to logical for them, they thrive on emotion and negativity.
However to me your post makes a lot of sense and is the way I feel.
Here’s a man who’s entire career has been spent “Working With The Left”
“I can work with my friends across the aisle.”
Fine. If that’s such a virtue, the sell it to me, and I promise I will vote for John McCain.
I want a list of the progress made by moderates on the following issues directly resultant from working with liberals:
2. Small Government
3. Tax Issues (AMT, Marriage Penalty, Death Tax, etc.)
4. Supreme Court
5. National Defense
6. Immigration and Trade
7. Strict interpretation of the Constitution
Look, I’m willing to be convinced that working with the left is viable, and that McCain has built his entire career around it.
My view is that with McCain we get 12 to 16 years of unremittant liberalism. With a liberal in office we get 4 to 8.
Again, school’s in session, and I’m willing to learn.
ABM . . . you mean Barack Osama? Right? Idiot.
“That said, I am not voting for Hillary or Obama either”.
Well at least we have that in common.
Welcome to NY 2010 under the new Obama defense plan....
63% of 2% isn’t a deal breaker.
McCain: Hillary Would Be Good President Feb. 2005
How John McCain Threatens the Pro-Life Cause By Douglas Johnson NRLC Legislative Director
John McCain: "My Conservative Record" YouTube VIDEO
MORE GUN CONTROL: McCAIN-LIEBERMAN FR April '01
CITIZENS COMMITTEE URGES JOHN McCAIN TO RETIRE FROM UNITED STATES SENATE
Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA)
John McCain Losing His Cool YouTube video
Vietnam Veterans Against McCain YouTube video
McCain Argues for U.S. Troop Withdrawl from Somalia Mr. Blackhawk Down (YouTube VIDEO)
McCain Group Got Big Cable Donation Breath taking corruption, Senator!
THE PAMPERED POLITICIAN - John McCain Keating 5 and other things. FR Nov. '99
MAFIA, EMPRISE, DELAWARE NORTH, DON BOLLES, BRUCE BABBITT, BILL CLINTON...AND JOHN McCAIN?
McCain married into the mob.
McCain-Soros Toppled GOP Candidates Nov. 21, 2006
McCain's Nose-Under-the-Tent Strategy - McCain's "Climate Stewardship Act" (S. 139), co-sponsored with Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.)
Kyoto Through the Back Door? A Debate on the Lieberman McCain Climate Stewardship Act - Heritage Foundation
Promising Vote on Global Warming - "But Mr. McCain, as we know, does not give up easily. ... He promises to be just as tenacious on this issue."
McCain calls Jeffords' switch lesson for GOP FR May '01
McCain Antics Weary Arizonans in G.O.P. FR June '01
How Bill Kristol ditched conservatism. Great Escape (Gave floundering McCain 2000 campaign a direction.)
McCain may leave Republican Party to fight Bush in 2004
His staff set up policy think-tanks and other groups to lay the ideological foundations for another third-party challenge in the Bull Moose style.
John McCain's Newt Problem (Infidelity to first wife.)
How Cindy McCain was outed for drug addiction(stole drugs from the American Voluntary Medical Team) (McCain used his influence to cover it up.)
UN Double Talk from Straight Talker McCain (Law of the Sea Treaty)
This Man is Not a Republican (re: McCain) (FR thread - Jan. 2000)
Freeper Alert: Sen. KERRY / Communist Vietnamese Killing Off Christains in Central Highlands... (...with Senator McCAIN (R) in complete agreement with him, is because "Engagement" with Communist Vietnam is better for the people of Vietnam in the long run.)
"Why don't you shut your political pie hole?"
"1606 is needed because federal courts have ordered the Federal Election Commission to regulate "electioneering communications" on the Internet because of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act (McCain-Feingold). If H.R. 1606 fails to become law, your Web site or blog could be shut down for the 30 days prior to a primary election and the 60 days prior to a general election should you express "electioneering communications."
Distortions, innuendo, Democrat lies, videos of the guy speaking brusquely, and truths like:
“McCain Blames Bush For Osama’s Escape “ ...Duh...
Yeah, sit home, bring on Obama, and wait for 2012 and the rescue....sure...
and JR, I agree with you 100%, but I’m no dupe or dummy....have we all seen the Obama 52 second video yet?
Read all of what I said. “My strong inkling is NO”.
For example what if McCain picked Bolton as his VP?
Will Bolton bend over for McCain like Lieberman did for Gore?
Now on the other end of the spectrum what happens if McCain picks Lieberman? For me, that solidifies my NO vote.
How long is McCain going to live? His health is not great.
So who McCain picks for VP is a factor, even if not a strong one. We are facing Obama as being our next President.
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