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This is one of the better op-ed position pieces on McCain.

http://online.wsj.com/public/article_print/SB120251661161755395.html

Personally I don't understand the vitriol that has been thrown at McCain over the last few weeks by conservative pundits. I can understand disagreement and needing to slap him around a bit to make sure he realizes which side of the field he's on, but Hillary over McCain??? I don't get it.

I like the Regan quote at the end as well...

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Going over the cliff, flags flying, is still going over the cliff.
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Frankly, I don't get it either.

I'm upset with McCain for much the same reason I was upset with Bob Dole in '96 -- this is the best the GOP can offer? IMO the GOP has allowed itself to be manipulated into putting up a candidate the Democrats can beat. Obama's popularity stems from representing new ideas and change -- even though he's really fuzzy on what that means. The GOP is responding by putting forward the oldest candidate of the bunch, who's been a Washington insider for decades.

But that doesn't mean I'm going to pout and sit home. I understand the theory -- if we're going to have liberal politics, we might as well have it on the watch of a Democrat so when it fails people will wake up. But the problem is what could happen if we gave liberals like Hillary or Obama the presidency with majorities in both the House and the Senate. The damage that could be done in even four years of that cold be devastating -- particularly when you have four Supreme Court judges getting pretty old that could need replacement.

I'm no big McCain fan -- but the alternative is too scary to consider.

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I'm not just afraid of what could happen during a term if the democrats get it, but the long lasting effects of bills passed during that term.

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as i told my brother the other day, the only change that ever comes out of washington is the percentage of my income that i do not get. i need only worry how much obama wants for his "change". Laugh truly, that percentage has never actually gone down, just up. Shame on You!

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It seems a lot of people lost in their Obamagasm have forgotten that change works both ways. He's not doing a very good job of defining what he means by "change", but if anyone dares to ask they get labeled.

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I think most don't like him because of the way McCain bounces on issues while with Hillary and Obama you know where you stand. Myself I don't see much good coming from any of the three.

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Did any of you watch the speaches that the Republican candidates gave in front of the NRA. It was recorded and you can watch it if you go to the NRA's website. After watching and listening to them I'll tell you this - Giulliani and McCain really disgust me. Heck Giulliani, for being a Republican is one of the most anti-gun politicians out there, yet he stands there in front of the NRA and talks about how he values our constitutional rights.

It's like Chuck-n-Alsaka says, at least you know where Hillary and Osama.......excuse me ah I meant Obama, least you know where they stand. I hate it when so-called conservatives stand up there and lie to me about there stance on issues. Right now I see Hillary as the most conservative of the three.

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Right now I see Hillary as the most conservative of the three.

This does not bode well for the future Eek!

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WesternHunter wrote:
Right now I see Hillary as the most conservative of the three.

Back it up with facts. On what issues, past or present?

Certainly not guns. Certainly not health care. Certainly not taxation. Certainly not on Iraq or terrorism. Its a bad cliche for those disappointed in McCain that has no basis in fact.

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bitmasher wrote:
WesternHunter wrote:
Right now I see Hillary as the most conservative of the three.

Back it up with facts. On what issues, past or present?

Certainly not guns. Certainly not health care. Certainly not taxation. Certainly not on Iraq or terrorism. Its a bad cliche for those disappointed in McCain that has no basis in fact.

Past or present?? Exactly!! What are McCains stances on gun ownership and other conservative issues? Past or present. He's just as whishy washy as the rest.

That was meant to convey how dissatisfied I've become with the choice of candidates we have. I'm not convinced that McCain is any more conservative on gun issues than Hillary is, just bases on past decisions. In the past the NRA has given him a C rating and Gun Owners of American gave him an F for his support of past anti-gun legislation.

On a different note I will say that Hillary has gone on record in an interview with MSNBC in 2002, when asked if she believes in the right to gay marriage or domemstic partnership, and has flat out stated without hesitation that she believes that marriage is meant to be between a man and woman. Certainly she has enough ball to stand up and let the world know where she stands on that issue, especially in the face of all her liberal supporters. I'm not backing Hillary, nor would I vote for her. I'm simply saying that there are areas where she is not as left wing liberal as everyone may think.

I think that McCain and Giuliani have proved that not all republicans are conservative on gun issues. Giuliani claims that banning guns in NY have played a major part in reducing crime in NY. I don't buy it. I think the single most important part of what has helped to reduce crime in NY is cleaning up the NYPD and getting better cops in there. The NYPD for decades was one of the most corrupt police department in the country. Taking away law abiding citizens constitutional rights does nothing to curb crime. But if you can weed out all the corruption in law enforcement and get more productive cops in there, well you have a better chance of making a safer city, don't ya think? But no, Giuliani credits taking away our constitutional rights as the main reason.

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According to Larry Pratt of Gun Owners of Ameriica JOHN McCAIN isn't doing so good on 2nd Amendment issue himself.

Every one who owns a gun should read this and think long and hard about voting for McCain. The has only been one candidate who has stood firm on gun rights and he hasn't been able to get the time of day from the major media.

Just compare Ron Paul to John McCain there is no contest.

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