May 8, 2021

Don’t Forget Who is at The Top of the Ticket

mccain2I had a brilliant idea last night while I was mowing the lawn.  It would be a great YouTube commercial that McCain could create and I thought it was hysterical1.

It was going to highlight the fact that when a crisis came, McCain made decisions and Obama voted “Present”—or “I have a plan, but I don’t want to share it.”

Then I read this article from George Will, “McCain Loses His Head.”

You see, I have a little problem with the government—I think it’s too big.  To take our money and give it to the government (or to one person!) to hand out like candy reeks.

And McCain wants to exacerbate the problem.

I mean, McCain is part of the team that saw problems with money in politics and decided to attempt to cure it with growing the government.  Sure, he doesn’t vote for pork projects, but he is under the idea that more government is a solution to problems rather than the cause.

That, and the fact that he believes that he needs to reach across the aisle all the time does not make me feel like he would, necessarily, choose judges in the Alito/Roberts mould.

On “60 Minutes” Sunday evening, McCain, saying “this may sound a little unusual,” said that he would like to replace Cox with Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic attorney general of New York who is the son of former governor Mario Cuomo. McCain explained that Cuomo has “respect” and “prestige” and could “lend some bipartisanship.” Conservatives have been warned.

Conservatives who insist that electing McCain is crucial usually start, and increasingly end, by saying he would make excellent judicial selections. But the more one sees of his impulsive, intensely personal reactions to people and events, the less confidence one has that he would select judges by calm reflection and clear principles, having neither patience nor aptitude for either.

To me, I can see a scenario where a liberal judge retires and McCain is convinced to go with a moderate because it “wouldn’t be fair” to choose a conservative.

We’ve spent a lot of time here talking about Palin—but we must remember it’s McCain we’re choosing.  Are we sure that we really want him?

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  1. I may try to pull something like this off over on my fiction blog, so I’m not giving away the details yet.  Let’s just say that initial reactions were not as funny as it was in my mind. []

5 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Who is at The Top of the Ticket

  1. I look at it this way, Min. We might be wary of McCain who may or may not elect a moderate judge to replace a retiring liberal, or we can elect Obama who we can say with certainty will replace any judge, moderate or conservative, with a liberal judge.

    Is there a better choice than McCain? For me personally, I don’t think there is. There isn’t another candidate with enough pull that I could vote for that would defeat Obama. And I do NOT want Obama in office.

    But I do agree with you about big government.

    Are we getting the lesser of 2 evils discussion again? 🙂

    Rachels last blog post..The Tony’s Ain’t Got Nothin’ on Me!

  2. @Rachel: It does sound much like that discussion, eh?

    Better choice, however, goes back into the question of the quality of “electability” in my book. If electability is high on the list, then you have to choose the best fit of the two most likely candidates.

    For those of us in states where it’s pretty well determined who will win, “electability” may be a lesser issue.


  3. Unless…it comes down to the popular vote again….

    I DID think that was a CURAZEEE thing for McCain to say – and wow, the conservatives are hoppin’ over the mention of Andrew Cuomo. Sheesh. No wonder!

    So, no…I’m not so sure that I’d want McCain in; but I’m doubly sure I don’t want Obama at the top!

    Hollys last blog post..I’m at the new site!

  4. I agree with these gals. McCain isn’t at the top of my list, but you can be sure I’m not even considering Obama. I have a hard time understanding why someone would vote for him. Living in the south sometimes I hear people say they’re voting for him because he’s black. My goodness! Could they think of a more racist thing to say? But then there are some that would vote for Hillary just because she’s a woman. I guess we haven’t gotten past those issues.

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  5. @Thrifty Karen: Unfortunately it looks like you’re right. Well, I think partly. These elections are more about “winning for the team” than they are about what people truly believe. I think a majority of people are decided even before hearing who’s running.

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