President McCain=Nixon 1971

Despite the eloquent Red State arguments for McCain, I remain unpersuaded. I will admit though, that Ben Domenech almost had me with the Anchorman reference.

I support Romney, and lord knows he isn’t the perfect candidate. However, I can’t at this time, support McCain, who is clearly at odds with the conservative base on many impoertant issues.

Conservative disatisfaction with McCain reminds me of Nixon in 1971. Not that I remember 1971, I wasn’t even the proverbial gleam in my parents eyes yet, but conservatives did suspend their support of Nixon for being too liberal. Nixon famoulsy said, “we’re all Keynesians now” and William F. Buckely politley said good luck with that.

I can see a repeat of this should McCain win the nomination and prevail in November.

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How could this happen? Let’s go down the list.

McCain-Feingold’s assault on free speech

McCain’s amnesty bill

McCain’s support for economy crushing global warming policies. No wonder the man dissembles when he’s asked about the economy.

McCain is not entirely with us on judges or taxes either.

Conservatives must seriously ask themselves if they want to battle a Republican president on these issues, especially if the Democrats control congress.

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