John McCain won the nomination mostly because independents were voting in tons of the primaries. Independents no longer trust “the right” and they turned to McCain because he’s not as ideologically tied to the right as others. (Fred Thompson)
He won the nomination. To win the election he doesn’t need to go right.
Fred Barnes (a smart guy):
No freaking way is that going to work.
John McCain needs to re-advertise his “maverick” status. He is not George W Bush 2. He’s not tied to the GOP. He IS a dedicated public servant who has a degree of integrity in his beliefs.
No one is going to agree with him even 75% of the time, but the American people appreciate integrity which seems to be the main ingredient missing in the Obama campaign.
Obama talks, everyone listens, no one knows where he stands.
McCain talks, no one listens, yet everyone knows where he stands.
I am pretty much an average run of the mill, middle of the roadie kind of person. I don’t give a rip about gay marriage except to think that it’s fine. Kirsten Powers is spot on.
Gays and lesbians make up an estimated 5 percent to 10 percent of the US population. How much damage can they do by committing themselves to one another? They certainly can’t do worse with marriage than heterosexuals have.
The New Testament says that marriage is between a man and a woman, you say? Yes, it does. But it also prohibits divorce, adultery and all sex outside of marriage. When are Republicans going to introduce a constitutional amendment banning divorce?
Forget gay marriage John. Talk about your stands. It doesn’t matter if people agree with you. You voted for campaign finance reform because you believed in it. Now talk about it. And especially as it relates to Obama. etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
Why? Because you win hands down on integrity no matter how many marriages you’ve had.
UPDATE: Excellent ad.
“Don’t hope for a better life, vote for one.”