Friday, December 28, 2007

McCain endorsed?

I will not be continuing my Creationism posts today. I do plan to return to them soon.

Then, I plan to answer the response about Iraq. I am sorry for the change in plans. Plans, in reality, often are altered for one reason or another. “The best laid plans … often go astray.” Thank you for your understanding and patience.

How many unborn toddlers were murdered today because of the humanistic, paganish, barbaric decisions of the United States Supreme Court?

Stop the
Murder of

“Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” James 4: 17 (NIV)

On my last post I rejected all Democratic candidates for the Presidency and Republican Rudy Giuliani because they all support the murder of unborn babies. Tonight, I begin discussing Republican candidates who, at least, seem to support life and therefore deserve a second look.

First though, being President of the United States is unlike any other elected governmental position in the nation. Counting George W. Bush, only 42 people have held the office in our history. Obviously, none of the present candidates have ever held the position. Being governor of any State is not even close to being the President of the United States. Consequently, no one knows with certainty how any of the candidates will actually perform in the office or whether or not they will have a successful (How does one define successful?) administration. Some Presidents grow substantially while in office; some falter. We will NOT know the result until after the fact and even then there will be disagreement (sometimes—often—violate disagreement) over whether the administration was a success or not. That’s politics in the United States.

Senator John McCain has run for the Presidency before. He has been the Senator from Arizona for a number of years. Since I lived in Arizona for a number of years until moving to Illinois in 2004, I have some knowledge of him as an Arizona Senator.

In my opinion, Hillary Clinton, like her husband before her, is the political chameleon of the Democratic candidates. She keeps close tabs on public opinion polls and seems to be more public opinion poll driven than policy and/or principles driven.

From what I have been told and what I have observed, John McCain is THE political chameleon of the Republican candidates. When I was in Arizona voting as a Democrat and running for political office as a Democrat, several Republicans told me the same thing. John McCain would be as comfortable politically running as a Democrat in Massachusetts as he is serving as a Republican in Arizona. It was not meant to be a compliment!

For President of the United States, I want a candidate who believes and supports the policy and the principles he advocates. I do not want a President who bases his latest decisions on the most current public opinion polls. That is not leadership!!! That demonstrates an abysmal lack of leadership. I want a leader who will lead the nation; not a follower who follows the latest whims as determined by some public opinion poll which are often wrong (or at least misleading depending upon how the questions are worded and a whole host of other variables) and which almost never measure the intensity of the opinions.

As an example of the fence sitting that such a policy often generates, John McCain has been quoted as declaring that both GOD CREATED the universe and Darwin’s evolution—slim to man—are true and compatible. Mr. McCain, it is not true. Get off the fence and state your belief. I don’t want a President who tries to have it both ways—it is a recipe for disaster. Often in the political arena, the politician HAS to make a decision one way or the other. We have no way of knowing which way he will fall unless a public opinion poll is there to help him reach a decision. That’s not the way to be a successful President.

I know. I voted for Bill Clinton and he did the same thing. Voting for Bill Clinton—not once but twice—was one of my greatest political errors!!! I try to learn from my mistakes.

John McCain is flat wrong on immigration. The following is a quote from a letter I received from Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts dated October 25, 2006, page 1 of a 2 page letter. “I’m proud to be a sponsor, with Senator McCain, of the Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act, a comprehensive reform of our nation’s immigration system.” The proposed law which did not pass provided a “path to citizenship” for illegal immigrants—people who have deliberately and knowingly violated our laws. By the way, the letter refers to these illegal immigrants not as illegal immigrants but rather as undocumented. Are they illegal or not? Of course, they are!!!

World magazine recently printed an article about John McCain and his candidacy. I did not read the article. However, I’m quoting two letters that were printed in the “Mailbag” section of the magazine—page 83, December 29, 2007/January 5, 2008 issue of World magazine.

“The old saying, ‘Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me,’ expresses the feelings of many Arizonans like me regarding our senior senator, John McCain (‘Not angry anymore,’ Dec. 1). I doubt he will carry Arizona in the primary because of the McCain-Feingold bill, Shamnesty (I think the author means amnesty for illegal immigrants—my addition.), and his opposition to the Bush tax cuts (before he was for them). Sorry, but I think McCain’s reconciliation is just a political ploy.”—>>> >>>>>>>, Sun City West, Ariz.

“Thanks for your article about the ‘Maverick man.’ He does not appear to be the sort of man who would win my vote because of, among other things, his contradictory views in supporting embryonic stem-cell research yet opposing abortion.”—>>> >>>>>>>, 16, El Cajon, Calif.

I will not support Senator McCain in the primary election. I do not think he will receive the nomination from the Republican Party. Should he, I am not certain I would vote for him for the Presidency. I have never voted for him before. However, given the Democratic candidates, I probably will unless an attractive third alternative is available. As has been pointed out, Bill Clinton probably won the Presidency twice because of the third party presence of Ross Perot.

For the primary: John McCain is NOT endorsed!!!


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