Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Reason Why McCain Lost

John McCain lost the election because his campaign was so far removed from the maverick John McCain everyone got to know back in 2000.  

Maverick McCain once said the Bush tax cuts were immoral during a time of war.  Then candidate McCain wanted even bigger tax cuts.

Maverick McCain once called Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson agents of intolerance.  Candidate McCain  realized he needed the far right's approval, so he gave the commencement address at Falwell's Liberty University.

Now, candidate McCain is planning to campaign for Sen. Saxby Chambliss in Georgia, who is facing a runoff election next month.  However, here is what Maverick McCain had to say back in 2002 about the ads Chambliss ran against Vietnam Vet Max Cleland.
I'd never seen anything like that ad. Putting pictures of Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden next to the picture of a man who left three limbs on the battlefield -- it's worse than disgraceful. It's reprehensible.
McCain's problem was that people who once recognized him as a Maverick that stood on principle only saw a typical Republican running for President.

1 comment:

Ben said...

You can count me among the number of disaffected former McCaine supportors. Somewhere between 9/11 and the invaision of Iraq the "Straight Talk" McCain sold out in order to become the heir appearant nominee for 2008.

I think the presidential race would have been far more interesting of canidate McCain had been more intellectually honest about his views rather then pander his way into the nomination.