I'd be much more popular if my commentary was about Paula Abdul trying to relive her youth by putting out a Brittanyesk album, or if my chit chat was about pop culture in general (as more people vote for American Idol than for president) but today is Tuesday, and I can't resist.
In order to combat the media love with McAmenesty, here are my reasons why McCain is the absolute WORST candidate in the field- and why I may be voting for Hillary Clinton.
1. "I was a foot soldier for Regan" "I was a POW" "I have more military experience"
Wait, you thought that was his strong point right? Wrong. Granted like everyone else in the country I must start this sentence with "I appreciate McCain's sacrifice and serving as a POW" but years as a POW do not give you the experience needed to run a country. He didn't plan military strategy, he flew an airplane.
"John McCain was a naval aviator, a naval aviator is not like Patton or Eisenhower.
A naval aviator does not plan battlefield strategy, much less global military strategy, which a President must oversee, with the help of experienced generals and admirals.
Franklin D. Roosevelt was Assistant Secretary of the Navy in the First World War. But he depended on General George C. Marshall for military strategy in the Second World War.
It would be truly dangerous if McCain really considers himself a military expert, who can therefore ignore the advice of real military experts as President of the United States.
A man like McCain, with a history of being headstrong and shooting from the hip, is the last thing we need as President, in an age of complex global threats, including terrorists who may get nuclear weapons within the next few years." - Thomas Sowell Jewish World Review
2. If you graduate from the Very Bottom of your class YOU TOO can become President of the United States
He graduated 5th from the BOTTOM of his class. That's 894th out of 899. Really smart guy. Even I had better grades than McCain! (and might I add, so did George W.Bush)
3. McCain's immigration policy will cause more damage to our economy than any other candidate's
Sure Obama and Hillary have big plans for HealthCare and giving illegal immigrants $5,000 bonds for having a baby on US soil- but that can all be reversed by a future president or congress. Immigration on the other hand? That has long term LASTING impact. You can't give millions of people amnesty, and then take it back. This is the ONE REASON I would vote for Hillary over McCain. You heard it right, Hillary Clinton will get my vote if McCain is the nominee due to one issue- Amnesty.
4. "I supported the troop surge"
Big whoppity do- so did president Bush and Dick Cheney, neither of them have military experience- oh and neither of their approval ratings went up either....
5. He voted against tax cuts AP Report
2001, McCain said he was voting against Bush's tax cuts "I cannot in good conscience," McCain said, "support a tax cut in which so many of the benefits go to the most fortunate among us at the expense of middle-class Americans who need tax relief." And you people think this guy is a Republican??
6. Enemies to the Republican Party LOVE McCain:
The LA TIMES, (do the LA TIMES like republicans? think about it) The NEW YORK TIMES (hello!) The Governator (who ran as a republican because there was no way a dem was going to get elected after Grey Davis, but that's a different blog) And of course, the Clinton's LOVE McCain. Here's a helpful hint for you - never take political advise from your enemies.
7. He lies and lies big
It's been proven that his statement about Romney's 'private timetable to get out of Iraq" was a bold faced lie that was released before Florida, and was never rescinded.
8. One word- Recession.
No economic experience from this guy. He said he can't bring jobs back to the United States (Michigan) That's NOT good.
9. He's had his mom on the campaign trail speaking... but what about his wife?
Am I the only one that finds it odd that the 'front runner's' wife never says ANYTHING? Ever? but the man brought his batty mother on the trail with him.
10. Talk about a Flip Flopper!
McCain- Feingold, McCain- Kennedy and oh yeah, those tax cuts where he says he was 'wrong' to appose them. So we forgive him for a voting record which is directly contrary to that which the republican party stands for- but Mitt Romney can't change an opinion on a social issue with out getting slaughtered.
11. Republicans will be giving the nomination to the Democrats on a platter
We already have one old white guy in the office, why on earth would this country elect another. If we elect McCain as the Republican nominee, the democrats will win this election with out a fight.
I close with this statement- if John McCain gets the republican nomination- I will be casting a vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton. Which doesn't really matter, because she will be the new President of the United States, with or with out my vote.