10 years ago
I have said before that I wanted to write a post on “100 Reasons that McCain will Never be President.” It would simply be too wearisome to write, but I will give a little primer on this subject as well as a few links that may clear up some things.
First, read a commentary out of the L.A. Times (hat tip to Polipundit) entitled “The hunt for the real McCain.” Then, go over and look at a Slate commentary entitled “The Closet McCain.” Then, go read Mark Levin’s “John McCain, Weak on Defense.” Finally, go read “The Liberal Case for McCain.”
Here are some points to ponder for anyone who truly considers themselves to be conservative:
- He is in favor of government-funded embryonic stem-cell research.
- He has said, “certainly in the short term or even in the long term, I would not support the repeal of Roe vs. Wade.”
- With Joe Lieberman he co-sponsored legislation to close the gun-show loophole and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in compliance with Kyoto accords.
- He was one of only six Republican Senators to vote against the Federal Marriage Amendment.
- He betrayed his party to join the so-called “gang of fourteen” to end the filibuster threat of judicial nominees.
- He supported the Dubai port deal.
- He was the father of the manifestly unconstitutional campaign finance reform.
- He is an open-border advocate (i.e., he favors the amnesty program and increased legal immigration, legal immigration that in the end would make illegal immigration unnecessary, another way of saying that he supports the Senate immigration bill).
- He has led an effort to diminish the traditional war-power authority of the President.
- He is no friend of religious conservatives, having said that he would kick the religious-right leaders “right in the ass.”
Well, this is only ten reasons John McCain will never be President (i.e., he will not get the Republican nomination — ever). I’m winded now, so I will catalogue the other 90 reasons for a later time.