Wednesday, January 23, 2008

McPain is NOT the Answer

Fred bailed, after reminding us what principles actually are.

Now McPain?

Not for me.

John McCain has spent this whole day, this whole year, these whole last six years, trying to "fix it," trying to square the circle: that is, trying to make the maverick, freethinking impulses that first made him into a political star somehow compatible with the suck-it-up adherence to the orthodoxies required of a Republican presidential front-runner. McCain opposes a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage, but supports a ballot measure that would do just that in his home state of Arizona. (It would fail in the midterm elections.) His short-term reward for the Hardball bunt on gay marriage? Boos from the audience and a headline on the Drudge Report, the right wing's favorite screechy early-warning system, reading, mccain: gay marriage should be allowed? McCain needs to square that circle, and the hell of it is, he just can't.

Just a sample.

HT: Malkin

3 comments:

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Jeff Miller said...

If McCain was honest he would run as an Independent since that it what he really is. He really doesn't match either party. Though maybe he can start the Maverick party.

Neo-Con Tastic said...

Quite the quagmire for the conservative base. I guess I'll have to settle with Mitt as my pick.

If McCain does take the nomination, I will be voting third party in November. Plus, he'll end up having Lieberman as his VP.