RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT
By: John LeBoutillier
some unexpected development (see below), the choice in November for President is going to
be one of the three remaining candidates: John McCain, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton.
You know what?
All three of them are offensive to conservatives and opposed to conservative principles.
In fact, all three are basically Democrats - including McCain.
How can that be said about McCain, the presumptive GOP nominee? Simple. We now know that twice
since 2002, McCain has considered joining the Democratic Party or the 2004 Democratic
ticket, as the Veep candidate with his great pal, John Kerry.
And yet the GOP has somehow selected McCain as our candidate? How can this be?
Have you ever heard of a candidate picked by a party who is so disliked and distrusted by
that partys members?
How many rabid pro-McCain GOP voters do any of us know? Who are these people? Where are
No, what Rush Limbaugh said a month ago is true: the So-Called Mainstream Media - liberals
all - have chosen our nominee for us!!!
What a total absurdity this is!!!
No wonder so many rank-and-file Republicans and conservatives are distraught over the
looming choice in November. Yes, Obama and Hillary are worse than McCain on many
issues. But so what? The Democrats will pick up seats in the House and Senate and have
virtually total control of the Congress. Even if McCain were to win, what is he really
going to do? Does he have a program he wants to implement? Does he have anything he wants
to fight for - other than staying in Iraq? And, is he going to stand up to
this Democratic Majority? No, he is not. His history and his penchant is to make deals
with Democrats. So he will deal. He will happily hop in bed with Teddy Kennedy - yet
again - and sign a bill giving amnesty and citizenship to illegals.
also go along with Democratic attempts to re-impose the Fairness Doctrine because McCain
and the Left loathe conservative talk radio and would love to diminish its
reach and power.
John LeBoutillier is a former U.S. Congressman and a
nationally recognized political commentator. He has been a frequent guest on many national
talk show programs and is author of the book Harvard Hates America. He is a
regular columnist for Ether Zone.
McCain was so comfortable with Democrats that he considered becoming one. So he will be
happy with a Democrat-controlled Congress. He will scale back some of their crazy spending
programs with the veto threat. And, to his credit, McCain is indeed a deficit hawk who
will try to reign in the crazy new federal spending programs the Democrats will impose
But he will be a very, very weak and impotent President from Day One because his election
will only be a rejection of his opponent - not an endorsement of anything McCain offers.
There will be no mandate for anything John McCain stands for because he doesnt stand
McCain is no Reagan who ran on a comprehensive - and consistently conservative -
approach to solving problems.
McCains self-proclaimed maverick nature makes him a Wild Card who has no
philosophy about anything. All he runs on is his resume. Period.
Now, let us look at John McCain, the candidate:
He has become inarticulate;
He often stumbles on words;
He is also making more gaffes, like the one about Iran training Al Qaeda
He looks old; in fact, he looks older than his age and he seems to have aged a
decades worth of years in the last six months;
He will not do particularly well in the fall debates because continued exposure to
him makes voters like him less;
He is a politician at the end of the line - not a new, potent force full of energy
out to change things;
As stated here before: there is a 40% chance that McCain is not the GOP
nominee in September. Something is going to happen - not sure what - to re-shuffle this
In fact, there is certain to be a Big, Big Surprise news event that will greatly
impact the presidential and congressional election;
Conclusion: McCain, Obama and Hillary are a pathetic three-some of candidates for
President. There is little difference among them on some issues - which is an incredible
indictment of the GOP. How could we nominate a candidate who agrees with Obama and Hillary
That is why it is likely that shocking revelations and a Major News Event will indeed
occur that will totally shake up this race.
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Published in the March 25, 2008 issue of Ether Zone.
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