>> Thursday, November 20, 2008
This is probably the most succinct treatise on the weaknesses McCain brings to a presidential campaign. The first, of course, being that McCain holds many more liberal positions than President Bush. As readers of this blog already know, McCain wasn't even my fourth choice for the Republican nomination. Until Sarah joined the campaign there wasn't a reason for me to get involved.
Here is my list of reasons that McCain couldn't get support from the middle:
- McCain-Feingold's limitations on 1st Amendment rights
- McCain-Kennedy's attempt to reward the slave trade and his refusal to prosecute our laws
- Cap and Trading C02 - which is necessary for life on this planet and humans are only responsible for less than 4% anyway. The rest comes from the ocean and decomposing organic matter, otherwise known as topsoil.
- Mcain's unwillingness to call Obama on his obvious "mis-statements".
- McCain has a habit of stopping people from helping him and not listening to constituents
I ended up doing work for the McCain/Palin campaign and voting for the ticket. The reason is the Supreme Court. Of all things that President Obama can and will do, any slots he fills in the Supreme Court will last for a generation. Any legislation, any regulatory changes, anything short of World War V (yes 5), can be undone.