Excellent assessment on RedState by Brian Faughnan regarding the upcoming nationalized primary between John McCain and JD Hayworth. In his piece, “Arguments I Never Expected: Hayworth Is No More Conservative than McCain,” Faughnan disputes and derails the charges McCain has been throwing and trying to make stick to Hayworth through a series of radio ads.
Attacks have ranged from JD Hayworth being a big spender to being best buddies with convicted lobbyist, Jack Abramoff. Faughnan’s post easily shoots down each of McCain’s falsehoods revealing them as nothing more than “let’s hope the voters never fact check the true record.” Better yet, Faughnan goes on to show how McCain’s assertions are nothing more than an effort to avoid his own miserable and unstable record.
To me, the central question Arizona primary voters must decide is who is going to represent them better in the Senate for the next 6 years. Do they want to elect someone with a strong record of adherence to conservative values, or do they want to elect someone who seems to have been an adversary as often as he has an ally? As I pointed out earlier, Arizona conservatives who support John McCain know that if he is re-elected, they will regret their vote sometime in the next 6 years. Will it be because of cap-and-trade, or amnesty, or taxes, or Guantanamo Bay, or terrorist interrogation, or – who knows – traditional marriage?
Do Arizona conservative really want to play Charlie Brown, and fall for Lucy and the football… again?
To have your eyes opened, head over to Red State and read Faughnan’s piece for yourself.