I Want to Vote for McCain
want to vote for John McCain. I really do. Several times I have gotten
close to deciding that I can overlook his track record on taxes (voted
against the Bush tax cuts twice), on big government (McCain-Feinstein),
on blocking the appointment of conservative judges (Gang of 14), on the
"Global Warming" hoax (McCain-Lieberman), and on amnesty
(McCain-Kennedy). I think, "I’ll just hold my nose and vote for Senator
McCain." And then he becomes John McCain again.
he attacks the North Carolina Republican Party for running an ad he
disagrees with. (What is he running for, president or dictator?) Then he
reiterates his stand for "comprehensive immigration reform," i.e.
amnesty for illegal aliens.
election year reminds me of the lyrics from that old song by Ervin
Drake/Steve Lawrence, "A room without windows, a room without doors."
Basically we have a choice between two liberal candidates—Barack Obama
(liberal strong) and John McCain (liberal light). Or perhaps it reminds
me of the inverse of the title of Phyllis Schlafly’s book – An Echo, Not
Obviously Senator McCain
feels more at home with Democrats like Kennedy, Lieberman, and Feinstein
than he does with Goldwater, Reagan, or any other conservative. For
some men, their word is as good as their bond, but with John McCain, who
knows? Yes, I salute him for his service as a POW, but that in and of
itself doesn’t qualify him to be President of the United States.
I (and millions of other conservative Americans) want to vote for you,
but we need a reason. Why should we cast our vote for you? Will you
really nominate conservative judges even though you said that Sam Alieto
was too conservative ("wears his conservatism on his sleeve")? Will you
really reduce the size of government even though McCain-Feingold
dramatically expanded the size and scope of the Federal Election
Commission? Will you really "secure the border" even though you
co-sponsored the McCain-Kennedy amnesty bill? Will you really push hard
for making the Bush tax cuts permanent even though you voted against
them twice? Will you really work for energy independence even though you
voted against drilling in Anwar?
Who are you, John McCain?
holding out hope (but not much) that you will pick a young, clearly
conservative running mate. That could push millions of conservative
votes into your column (including mine).
of that, is the war in Iraq and Afghanistan enough to justify the
election of another Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, or Tom Dewey? Will
President McCain really do less long-term damage than President Obama?
Ugh! What a choice.