The Real John McCain should be an ex-Senator walking. He shouldn't even be considered as a Presidential hopeful. Republicans will never forget what he and eleven other so-called Republicans did joined by President Bush to attempt to force, Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, or Amnesty for illegal aliens on America.
Sens. Bennett, (UT), Craig (ID), Graham (SC), Gregg (NH), Hagel (NE), Kyl (AZ), Lott (MS), Lugar (IN), Martinez (FL), Snowe (ME) and Specter (PA) all thought that they would, see us at the bill signing, as President Bush so ugly and arrogantly put it.
But the bill signing never occurred. Thanks in large part to 35 Republican Senators who were joined by 28 Democrat Senators who listened to their constituency rather than the corporate and special interest groups that that were really behind the CIRA.
But the damage was done President Bush, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and the other 10 Republican Senators learned nothing from the 1996 Republican Congressional defeat and they went on to fracture any remaining cohesion that was left in the Republican Party on this single issue.
Proving that the President and these Senators are not fully committed to Conservative ideas and were not smart enough to see that it would take a united Republican effort to stave off Democrat attempts to force their Liberal agenda on America now that Democrats were in the majority in both houses of Congress.
So Sen. John McCain will not be the Republican nominee, because he is not a Republican in the true sense of the word. John McCain is a Republican in name only, a RINO. That is why Independents, Democrats and the mainstream media like him and project him to win the Republican Michigan primary.
The enemies of Conservatives would love nothing better than a phony Republican to be the nominee of the Republican Party. If the Democrat candidate should happen to lose, no problem the fraudulent Republican John McCain would be President and he would ensure that no conservative agenda would go forward.
McCain supports amnesty for illegal aliens, was behind the Gang of 14, is a gun grabber, opposed the Bush tax cuts, ran roughshod over the Constitution with McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform, opposes a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, was rumored to be considering switching parties multiple times, talked with John Kerry about being his Vice-President, lines up with the global warming alarmists, wants to close Gitmo, wants to coddle captured terrorists -- you can go on and on with this.After all of the above one wonders how any informed Republican could consider voting for McCain. McCain has confounded Republican interest too many times and there is one reason that he will not be the Republican nominee even if Independents and Democrats make him successful tomorrow.
In other words, we're talking about a man who could fairly be called a Rockefeller Republican, a Country Club Republican, a RINO, or just a toweringly arrogant, out of touch D.C. insider who seems to assume that any position he takes is right solely because he happens to hold it. However, what John McCain cannot fairly be called is a conservative.-- John Hawkins
That reason is Republicans will not vote for McCain. Why? In one word TRUST.
Republicans can not trust John McCain to fight for Conservative values and Conservative ideas. The reason that Conservatives lost both the House and the Senate in 2006 was because Republicans deserted Conservative values and Conservative ideas.
John McCain was one of the irresponsible Republican majority that squandered away the majority while they were kowtowing to Democrats and corrupting themselves.
The 1996 Republican majority put their own wants and desires above the good of the Republican Party and consequently was swept from power in the 1996 mid-term elections. John McCain always puts his wants and desires above the good of the Party.
Republicans did a number of things wrong but primarily they did not hold on to the core values of social conservatism, small government, and constitutional ism.
John McCain’s stance on illegal immigration has put him on the wrong side of all three of the core values that I’ve just mention.
McCain is willing to poke Republicans in the eye at every opportunity because he feels that he alone has a better way is the reason that he has endeared himself to the enemies of Conservatives while earning him the title of Maverick because many times he alone has caused Republican causes to fail.
Michigan’s primary is an open primary. Meaning that they do not prevent Independents or Democrats from voting in the Republican primary, if McCain should happen to win it wouldn’t be because conservatives voted for him.
People who vote for and support McCain are like McCain they aren’t Conservatives either.