I judged both McCain and Bush by their stance on RKBA and property Rights.
Didn’t much care for either. Smelled entirely too much “bigger government RINO” on both of them.
Big Government RINO describes McLame perfectly!
I judged McCain by how he would run down other Republicans to make himself popular with the media. He was doing it in 1992 - which is why he ticked me off way back then.
To me, RINOism is as much about treating Democrats and the media nicer than you treat other Republicans...as it is about doctrinal issues. McCain strikes out on both counts...and ALWAYS has.