I Knew There Was Something Fishy
If you’re a G.O.P. primary voter, chances are you’ve had someone nudging you in the direction of John McCain. If you’re conservative, you probably don’t feel very comfortable pulling a lever for him. You’ve probably been told that former Massachussets Governor Mitt Romney isn’t a conservative, and that while John McCain isn’t either, he’s closer to what you are looking for.
I’m sure whoever told you that is selflessly dedicated to the greater good of their party and their country, and they stand to gain nothing personally from promoting John McCain. I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Louisiana has become a factor in choosing the standard bearer for both parties.
And I know it isn’t making McCain’s Louisiana supporters nervous that Louisiana conservative bloggers are thrashing McCain, especially since Louisiana has become such a factor in the primaries. And I know that McCain’s supporters here aren’t worried about those bloggers exerting any kind of influence.
For those of you slow to catch on, that’s what we call sarcasm.
For more insight into John McCain and why he might not be the best choice, here’s a few perspectives from The American Conservative.
I don’t agree with all of them and you want either, but they are well written and well thought out.
The Great Betrayal
The Arizona senator says our jobs are not coming back, the illegals are not going home, and we are going to have more wars.
by Patrick J. Buchanan
The Madness of John McCain
George W. Bush’s plan to remake the Middle East looked delusional—until his would-be successor began talking about his plan to reform the Middle East.
by Justin Raimondo
Count on McCain to resurrect his amnesty advocacy as soon as the voters can be ignored.
by W. James Antle III
For the record, I am in total agreement that Mitt Romney is not a true conservative. But to suggest that McCain is somehow better makes no sense to this writer. And I stand behind my claim that in the general election, he is a loser because he won’t be able to capture middle class swing votes.
Nominating Romney may not change that, but it may lesson the sting.
For my part, I still support Dr. Paul. Those racism allegations? Well, they are difficult to explain away. The racist allegations are even more damming now that an NAACP president has publicly stated that Dr. Paul isn’t a racist.
For those of you who are slow to catch on, that’s also called sarcasm.