Tuesday, March 28, 2006

McCain May Have Just Lost My Vote

I like John McCain and with each passing Presidential election cycle I like our primary system less and less.

Senator McCain is giving the commencement speech at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University.

Crooks and Liars has the link to the press release.

I really despair that a prinicipled, stand-up candidate will never make it through the party primaries without throwing sops to the fringe wings. The fact is to achieve certain levels of power you have to roll in some dirt.

What will it take to break this cycle of having to kiss the feet of the loonies on either side? If a man like John McCain can't do it, I despair that we will ever find someone who will.


Sara said...


That's a link to McCain's speech in 2000 about the danger the religious right represents to the Republican party.

"But political intolerance by any political party is neither a Judeo-Christian nor an American value. The political tactics of division and slander are not our values.

They are corrupting influences on religion and politics and those who practice them in the name of religion or in the name of the Republican Party or in the name of America shame our faith, our party and our country.

Neither party should be defined by pandering to the outer reaches of American politics and the agents of intolerance whether they be Louis Farrakhan or Al Sharpton on the left, or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell on the right."

I'm surprised they would even invite him to be the commencement speaker.

Sara said...

I knew that link wouldn't work. Let me try again.

McCain's speech