McCain In

Old John McCainLt. Cmdr. Philip Francis Queeg

It’s official. Well sorta.

John McCain announced today that he is forming an exploratory committee to seek the Presidency of the United States (ABC News link).

We knew this was coming and I for one, am having a hard time with the possibility of a McCain Presidency. So let me throw out a few random thoughts:

John McCain is old and getting older. If he wins the Presidency, he will be the oldest U.S. President in history. Now there’s nothing wrong with oldness but I have a theory that the older people get, the wackier they become. Case in point, Barry Goldwater. Some would argue that the John McCain of today is not the same one we first elected. Some would argue that John McCain has already started down Wacky Street.

Then there’s McCain’s temperament issue. Images of Humphrey Bogart as Lieutenant Commander Philip Queeg losing it on the witness stand come to mind as I envision a McCain Presidency. “Where’s my strawberries!” I worry this could be the wrong man for the job in times like these.

But issues weigh even heavier on the political mind and spirit. John McCain let conservatives down when he put forth campaign finance. This single piece of legislation handicapped grassroots organizations across the country while boosting the power of the liberal mainstream media and unions. What was he thinking???

Strike two was his vote against a Constitutional Amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman. We can thank McCain for supporting Arizona’s effort but there’s no excuse for backing out on a federal provision.

The final and most damaging strike against McCain was his vote against banning taxpayer funded destructive embryonic experimentation. His ethics have gone overboard on this issue with the pro-life community and anyone who would use our money to sacrifice human life for some unproven fountain of health is insolant and dangerous.

As John McCain makes a decision on pursuing the Presidency, let’s make sure he knows how we feel.


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