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Thursday, May 17, 2007

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TSO

Plus McCain is tending less conservative over time. See this.

GregY

I tend to like John McCain because I think he'll deal with a lot of non-social issues and make a real difference (ie, on campaign finance reform, while I understand the problems with it, at least he's doing something to try to stop the greed and corruption in politics).
He's not a liberal. His voting record year in and year out shows that he is one of the MOST conservative senators. He just likes to be a maverick and so he gets that reputation.
Even at the time of the Gang of 14 when conservatives were ready to lynch McCain, I withheld judgment, and now we see that it was probably the very thing that got Alito & Roberts on the bench.
Let's face it, Republicans are going to be lucky to win in 2008, so we don't have the luxury of trying to get a "pure" social conservative.
I'm not a McCain supporter (I'll probably end up voting for Mitt or Huckabee), but if McCain wins the nomination (which is looking like a pretty slim chance at this point--with Rudy leading and Romney charging), he'll have my vote in a heartbeat.
Social conservatives need to realize that a Rudy nomination is the real nightmare scenario here (in spite of his great national security strengths), not John McCain.

TSO

From that link: McCain, for example, grew increasingly less conservative in recent years. He started with annual conservative scores consistently in the 80s when he first went to the Senate in 1987, dipped to the 70s during the mid- 1990s, into the 60s in the late 1990s and into the 50s starting in 2004.

rh

McCain+Feingold = George Soros.....nuff said.

Boniface

Unfortunately, McCain is one of the sponsors (along with famous Catholic Ted Kennedy) of the amnesty bill for illegals that spits in the face of all of us who came here legally, and sells out our nation's sovereignty. So, I would stay home before voting for him

Rich G.

How about Newt???

Al La Strata

Good grief, certainly not John McCain as president. All he did was complain and his solutions were 'NIL'. "NONE"!!!

William

Liberals, as you put it, didn't start disliking McCain because he became more liberal but because of his lap dog stance in regards to GW Bush and the Iraq war. When most americans, whether they agreed with the war or not, began to realize what an incompetent job Bush as done in Iraq, McCain semed to grow closer and closer to Bush on it. That's why he's failing (thankfully) in bid to be CinC.

BTW, who will stand up for denying Guiliani communion becuase of his pro-gay, pro-abortion and adulturous ways?.....any one.

Thomistic

Liberals are angry with him because he has taken more conservative positions (including his support for George W. Bush).

I am all for denying Giuliani Holy Communion. Anyone who is not for denying him Holy Communion isn't serious about the Catholic faith.

Pax,

Thomistic

A Simple Sinner

"Liberals are angry with him because he has taken more conservative positions (including his support for George W. Bush).

I am all for denying Giuliani Holy Communion. Anyone who is not for denying him Holy Communion isn't serious about the Catholic faith."

Problematic also is the fact that he is in his third marriage. The first was annulled allowing for the second to be in a Catholic Mass.

Thomistic - I am jonesin for some new posts - maybe throw us a bone and give us one or two non-election related issues to play with around here.

It is your perogative to re-center the focus on Election 2008, but with so much going on - including THREE rather high-profile conversions/reversions from the Evangelical world - maybe we could focus on some of those things too a bit?

Chuck Griffin

first time posting here. a great web site, but tired of re-reading over and over about John McCain. Shouldn't we move on to other canadates?? Anyone would do. Can't see this left winger John McCain as a president.

GregY

Can't see this left winger John McCain as a president
Again, I'm no McCain supporter, but people who say this are basing their opinion more on image than reality. In the 109th congress, McCain ranks the 99th most liberal senator in the US Senate.
(http://www.voteview.com/sen109.htm )
Review previous years and he consistently ranks in that range--call him what you like, McCain can not be called liberal by any sensible definition.

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