Want to know why McCain scares you?

Read this.

(LA Times) Do we need another T.R.?

YOU CAN READ 1,000 profiles of GOP presidential front-runner John McCain without encountering a single paragraph examining his core ideological philosophy. His career is filled with such distracting drama — torture at the Hanoi Hilton, noisy conversion to the campaign-finance-reform faith, political suicide on the Straight Talk Express — that by the time you’re done with the highlights, and perhaps a few “maverick” anecdotes, time’s up.

People are forever filling in the blanks with their own political fantasies. Third party candidate! John Kerry running mate! Far-right warmonger! Republican In Name Only! But with the announcement that the popular Arizona senator has formed his presidential exploratory committee, it’s time for our long national guessing game to end.

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3 Responses to “Want to know why McCain scares you?”

  1. Larkrise Says:

    McCain obviously wants to be the darling poster boy for the far-right. When he does slip a bit, he immediately retracts any progressive ideas he may have espoused. Look how quickly and easily the man sold his soul on the torture issue. He makes a few noises about the environment, but I wouldnt trust him any farther than I could throw him. He backtracks, spins, and flip-flops with every other breath. Now, he is promoting sending more troops to Iraq. First of all, we dont have the troops to send. Secondly, we dont have the equipment; and thirdly we are going broke throwing money down a rat hole in Iraq as it is. I hope his warmongering sinks his ship. Let him stay Home , Home on the Range. And take Hillary with him.

  2. Chuck Says:

    O.K. everybody, go to tomdispatch.com and read part 1 of a great review of de la Vega’s book.

    I know I’m off subject, but indulge me on this.

  3. Larry the Red Says:

    McCain creeps me out. It’s not just his warnongering, which is scary enough. It’s not even his willingness to play kissy-face with the Falwells and the Robertsons. There’s something almost pathological about him that I can’t quite articulate. He might be the best proof of the adage that anyone who wants to be president is for that very reason unfit to hold the office.

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