Date registered: Oct 2002
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RE: Person I would just like see go away this year
Here are a couple of quick examples on McCain. I can provide more, I just don't currently have the time.
1) Just as an FYI an intveriew back in the 80's (I believe) with one of the cable industry magazines talked to McCain about running for Prez. His statement at the time was that he was too extreme and could not be elected. Somepoint after that he began to change his tune on a number of issues.
2) McCain gave a speech in San Francisco, declaring he would not repeal Roe v. Wade, and when an outcry from the right ensued, he quickly reversed his position. Asked (inappropriately) about his daughter, he wandered all about the town, saying first it would be his daughter's choice, then saying it would be a family decision. Neither answer seems to jibe real well with his claim to be pro-life.
__________________________________________________ ___The above is not to start any kind of debate or discussion about abortion. Everyone needs to realize that no matter what you say here you will not change the mind of someone on the other side of the debate. So save your breath.
3) The Confederate Flag issue in South Carolina. McCain did not have the courage to take a stance during the primary. Personally I thought it should have been removed a long time ago:
Former GOP presidential candidate John McCain called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from atop the South Carolina Statehouse on Wednesday, acknowledging that his refusal to take such a stance during his primary battle for the Palmetto State was a "sacrifice of principle for personal ambition."
By Jacob Weisberg | Posted Thursday, Jan. 13, 2000, at 10:26 AM PT - Slate.msn.com
"John McCain committed a classic one of these on Sunday, when he said on Face the Nation that the Confederate flag is "a symbol of racism and slavery" and that it "is offensive in many, many ways, as we all know." After stating these obvious truths, McCain spent the next couple of days "clarifying" his position: that the Confederate flag is not a symbol of racism or slavery but rather of "heritage" and that there's nothing offensive about it at all. What explains this rather extraordinary flip-flop?"
4) McCain said Bush was right not to meet with Sheehan, telling the Tucson Citizen, "If I was president of the United States, I probably wouldn't."
The same day, McCain told the Arizona Star that Sheehan "is probably being used" by anti-war groups.
Aides to Sen. John McCain have confirmed that the 2008 presidential hopeful will meet with anti-American war protester Cindy Sheehan, possibly later today.
These are just a couple of quick examples.