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McCain 2008

Posted in Election 2008 by Ryan on the February 8th, 2008

Perhaps I should lighten up my rhetoric.

With Romney bowing out of the race I am caused to ponder the thoughts of Hugh Hewitt and others who encourage republicans to coalesce around McCain now to prevent a democrat entering the White House and retreating from Iraq.  Also the pivotal issue of supreme court appointees will be huge in the next 4-8 years.

While I am anxious to forgive and forget in order to have someone new to cheer for, I am reminded of McCain’s very contentious campaign style.  His inaccurate assertion of Romney’s position on the Iraq war and then just this week his misleading comments about Romney “attacking” Bob Dole.  I think about immigration and am surprised that this is the person we are going to nominate.  However, the voters have spoken and its time to plan for the future.

Even while calling Romney a flip-flopper, McCain himself has changed his own positions in an even shorter amount of time it would seem.  Taxes first of all, and then immigration.  If he indeed intends to secure the border first, then he’ll have my support on that matter.  Not sure what his plans are for the people already here, but they probably haven’t changed since last summer.  However, he is at least saying we will secure the border first which is a step in the right direction.

So, here is my first reconciliatory post regarding McCain.  I wonder what I’ll be writing in 6 months.

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