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This is an excellent analysis of John McCain’s final and fatal blunder. One can only ask why so many Republicans thought it would be otherwise. I have been telling people for over a year now that John McLame was not a conservative and would never win in November. The Republican power brokers ignored his weaknesses because they were so intent on getting someone in office who they could manipulate to continue the policies of George Bush, which have been disastrous for the country. McLame has been wrong on just about every major issue, from abortion to Supreme Court nominees and immigration reform. He has now irreparably damaged his campaign by supporting a bailout bill loaded with pork that benefited the very people responsible for our economic mess. And if that wasn’t bad enough the bill gave unlimited powers to Henry Paulson, one of the architects of this mess.p>As a conservative I will be sticking to my original plan to vote for a third party candidate in November. I know Obama will be a disaster for the country, but I believe John McLame would be even worse. The one bright spot is that an Obama administration will give conservatives the kind of ammunition that the Carter administration gave us. Oh! And my latest prediction is that an Obama administration will be a repeat of the Carter administration. br> — Paul Martell /p>
You know, there’s still 30 days left in the race and McCain has been in tighter spots so I wouldn’t give up on him quite yet. Having said that, though, if he does lose, I have to agree with Robert McCain’s assessment that McCain blew it on the bailout. The House Republicans and the Senate gave him a chance to redeem himself and oppose it, but McCain wouldn’t take it. Of course, the bailout would have still passed but it would have been without McCain’s vote. Everyone who voted for the bailout is going to be in trouble. People are mad and scared. Not a good combo if you’re an incumbent.p>Next, let’s talk about how Bush blew it by following his father’s example. I don’t really see the difference between an outright $700 billion tax hike and a $700 billion “rescue.” The money has to get paid by someone and don’t look to Congress to make any spending cuts. br> — Andrew Macfadyen, M.D. br> Omaha, Nebraska /p>
Oh, Dear. I have been thinking the exact same thing since McCain “suspended” his campaign to run off to D.C. and his attempt to postpone the first debate…only I couldn’t bring myself to say it out loud.
When Obama replied with the fact that a potential president should be able to do two things at one time — it resonated.
Yep, McCain jumped the shark with that move — and then to top it off, instead of fighting a taxpayer bailout tooth and nail — he and Obama sounded like the same person with regard to the economic crisis.p>I’m praying for a miracle, however. My husband is a small business owner and we CANNOT afford an Obama presidency…but more than just my own personal stake in the election… I fear for our country if Obama is elected. His political instincts may be good but his political philosophy stinks. We may get another ‘Jimmy Carter’ in the White House and perhaps that’s what it’s going to take before we can get another “Ronald Reagan.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?