Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain Wins!
And the Republicans move another step closer to losing the entire conservative vote! Ah well, hopefully they'll come to their senses before the general election and nominate someone that we can vote for. The media has convinced everyone that McCain is the only Republican that can beat a Democrat. This is the way they are leading us to defeat. Liberal(D) versus Liberal(R). Not a decision I want to make, nor do I intend to.


Comments on "McCain Wins!"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:50 PM) : 

Someone who agrees with you 80 percent of the time is not your enemy, Ronald Reagan reminded us. McCain’s voting record is considerably better than that. Before Barry Goldwater said “go to work,” he first advised conservatives to “grow up.” The moment is at hand for Senator McCain and conservatives to acknowledge what conservative voters had repeatedly made clear: That they need each other.

— Alvin S. Felzenberg, a veteran of two Republican presidential administrations and an early supporter of Ronald Reagan, is author of the forthcoming Leaders We Deserved and a Few We Didn’t: Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game.


Blogger Jim said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Charles, your comments remind me of those made by Ross Perot supporters lo those many years ago. They handed the presidency to Bill Clinton and then spent the next 8 years bitching about him. Rarely is there a perfect candidate. More often than not, the choice is between the evil of two lessers. My favorite president and conservative icon Ronald Wilson Reagan supported both Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford in their presidential bids. Both former Republican presidents were much more socially and fiscally liberal in their policies than Senator McCain. Mr Reagan realized that his differences with
Nixon and Reagan were not that great when you compared them with George McGovern or Jimmy Carter. It is your perogative to sit on your hands in November and choose none of the above, or some unelectable 3rd party candidate.
Then you can have the next 8 years to feel morally superior and fill your blog with righteous indigation at the policies of those you helped elect.


Blogger Chucko said ... (11:16 PM) : 

I refuse to vote for someone simply because they have an R behind their name. Sorry. Even in 2004 and 2006, I advised people to vote for the R, so as to help keep control of congress. We lost because Republicans refused to run as conservatives, and felt that if they ran as liberals they would have a better chance to distance themselves (from liberal Bush policies ironically). They will lose this race in the same way.

I never said John McCain was my enemy, only that he is a liberal. He desires completely open borders, voted against tax cuts consistently, destroyed a chance to eliminate judicial filibusters once and for all, and opted to restrict free speech among other things. McCain/Feingold, McCain/Kennedy, McCain/Lieberman. He flirted with switching parties recently. He does what is politically expedient, not unlike a recent president named William Jefferson Clinton.

Good luck winning this one Republicans... or maybe, should a miracle occur, a third party candidate who is conservative will step up to the plate. Either way, I suspect the great American civilization is bowing a bit in it's inevitable direction toward the great Greek and Roman civilizations of the past. Let us hope the decline can be slowed.


Blogger Chucko said ... (11:18 PM) : 

Oh, I almost forgot, Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwartzenegger, those bastions of conservative thought and principle, endorsed our liberal friend today. As did the New York Times. Yes, the times are changing indeed.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:45 PM) : 

Senator McCain has a lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union of 82.3 percent. This does place him among the liberal wing of the Republican Party. Senators Clinton and Obama score 9% and 8% respectively. We can't dig up Ronald Reagan and run him again. Fred Thompson didn't seem like he even wanted the job. Mitt Romney is not liked by anyone. He had money, looks and an accomplished background in business and still cannot manage to win anywhere other than his home state. McCain may not be ideal but he's certainly preferable to the alternative.


Anonymous Bob said ... (3:41 PM) : 

I am with you chucko... I am quite upset with the recent success that McCain is having. So I have to decide, do I vote for the lesser of the two evils, or do I make a statement by voting elsewhere? Perhaps if enough do, we will give the Republicans a kick in the butt and get them to start thinking like Republicans did back in the Regan years. Part of me also wishes there was a strong Libertian candidate that could use this opportunity to gain the support of conservatives that are looking for a candidate that sees things like they do. But I also agree with Jim, by voting for a 3rd party, you are handing the white house to another Clinton...

All kinda sucks really...



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