Saturday, November 11, 2006

A McCain Dialogue

I am placing a recent dialogue about McCaine into the "COMMENTS" link just under this post. McCain has good qualities and also some huge liabilities from the point of view of conservatives. But IMHO - he may be the eventual candidate to against Hillary in 2008. Anyway it will be interesting to watch unfold.

1 comment:

Buzz Creek said...

well, the libs seem to have convince you that r's are 'big money' people. i guess that is a success for their propoganda. most good surveys show the DEMS as the most monied of the contributors to party causes. Weak-kneed is not always the case. I thinkyou are a bit high on the conservative ration in congess. Further - pork barrel politics (a staple of our system) tends to water down any parties fiscal restraint.
It is nice to take a stand - and a firm stand can rarely work. Usually the whole system requires compromise to get anything close to what you might want. Compromise is not always weak-kneed -- but a reflection of pragmatism. You want zero? or you want 20% of the goal ... or 40% ? or what?

Best system I came up with so far is to eliminate voters and free press and run the country MY WAY - myself. I think I could be happy with that.
not sure about anybody else though.


From: Rick Shaftan []
Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:17 PM
Cc: 'Rich Zeoli'; 'Dallas Bethea'
Subject: RE: John McCain & the Pledge of Allegiance

Yes but there are fewer liberals than conservatives (from 1/3 to 1/2 as many) but they get almost everything they want. Why? Because they push for three times what they really want and "compromise" with weak-kneed Republicans to get what they wanted in the first place. Most Republicans, being from a big money background, are intimidated by liberals and cave in during negotiations. Others, like McCain, are more interested in pandering to liberal newspaper editorial writers than Republican Primary voters -- one reason why he will never be the GOP candidate. Rick S.