Rudy Endorses McCain

by Ryan on January 30, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

… and after Mitt’s loss last night I threw up a little in my mouth witnessing the endorsement take place in front of the words “Ronald Reagan.” 

This gives McCain some momentum going into tonight’s debate and with last night’s victory in Florida, cements his early stage front-runnner status at this point in my opinion.

Rudy is a big name that didn’t garner many votes, so who knows the real impact of his endorsement just a few minutes ago.  He was too liberal on social issues and was not going to get my vote on Super Tuesday.  Rumors are also flying around that the Governator is going to endorse McCain as early as tomorrow.  Ah-nold is a notorious RINO.

That’s the problem with McCain:  he’d get a lot of moderate-liberal votes.  He’d perpetuate that unfortunate part of the Washington game: in order to placate the people who voted for him, he’d be obliged to govern liberally, knowing that future Republican success would rely on his popularity, despite the numerous anti-conservative positions he’ll take.  Deep down I think McCain despises our party for the beating Bush gave him in 2000.  I’ve also never believed that he’s an altogether stable person either.

He’s pro-life, sure, but he’s also pro-amnesty, anti-Gitmo/enhanced interrogation techniques, ”progressive” on taxes, anti-free speech, and has prided himself as a man who has obstructed either a Republican President and/or Congress for most of the last decade.

Now he wants to lead the party.  Like Bush in 2000: he was electable, so we overlooked his big-spending tendencies to our dismay and disgust.  I see nothing different happening with Gollum/McCain here.  He can beat the She-Witch, but what are we going to get?  Some scoff at Mitt for changing his positions every few minutes and pandering a little too much.  On average, we’d end up with better results electing him than with McCain– we know where McCain has been on the issues of the day and in this person’s opinion, McCain is not a good Republican.

Pic from Booker Rising Blog.

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wickle January 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm

The celebrity standing of each Rudy Giuliani and Arnold Schwarze-however-you-spell-it (as a politician, anyway) is really due to the “Republican = Good” mentality that pervades too much of the party. I expect that a few people are regretting some of that casual praise now.

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