McCain’s Straight Talk Not Nearly So Straight
I think died in the wool conservatives are not just upset with McCain for his liberal positions. It bothers them that a fawning media gives him such a pass. Hell, he’s the biggest flip-flopper in the race right now. And not a single journalist he schmoozes on his campaign bus takes him to task.
He may well succeed in fooling many voters who only tune in late and accept the headlines as true. But serious conservatives know that isn’t the case when it comes to McCain.
You’ll never hear any genuine straight talk on items such as this from John McCain. And I do believe the damage a McCain candidacy will do to any conservative coalition cannot be over-stated. Many conservatives are already fed up with the Republicans as it is. If he were to run against Hillary, that may or may not inspire enough to come out just to vote against her. I wouldn’t even bank on that. But even if it does, by the end of any term I doubt he can win under any circumstances, conservatives will have turned away from the Republicans, barring a complete overhaul, from which it will take the party years to recover. By then, America might all but be a European-looking, socialist state. The moderate, but mostly liberal wing of the Republican Party will have taken over and conservatives will need to find a place to go, or build one. You can watch McCain lie here just this morning on Fox News.
I want to hear from Senator McCain as a Republican primary voter his manmade global warming thoughts, his record, and what he intends to do to fix manmade global warming. I want to hear from Senator McCain on his opposition to tax cuts. I want to hear the domestic side, and I would hope that he would speak loudly and openly and honestly about his domestic record, not spin it, certainly not deny it, but give Republican voters in Florida some straight talk on the record. He can surround himself with the Schwarzkopf and the generals and so forth and the POW stuff, which we all admire and respect. But, you know, you owe it to the electorate to start talking honestly and openly about your complete public record rather than cherry-picking what you want to say to different audiences in different places. Talk about how proud you are of your service in the Senate, leading the Gang of 14, campaign finance reform, voting against two major tax cuts. Those tax cuts would help millions of businesses and employees, spurt economic growth. I would like to hear of your proud alliance with Ted Kennedy, John Edwards, Senator Lieberman on global warming, and others. I’m a Republican primary voter. I would like to hear some straight talk on those issues. Will I? "Don’t count on it, Limbaugh." As a voter, I can only ask. Well, I can only mention what it is that I would like to hear.