Tuesday, January 29, 2008

McCain Will Not Get My Vote Against Obama

I have enjoyed watching the BillArry team get a taste of their own medicine as the Kennedy’s and so many others endorse Sen. Obama. I have said that I hope Obama wins just so that there is NO chance of a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Of course today was a huge decision day for Republicans. I think that both Huckabee and Giuliani will be out of the race soon (unless Huckabee is banking on a brokered convention… read delegates for VP slot).

So all of this got me thinking. What if it becomes a general election race between Sen. Obama and Sen. McCain? What if? I mean I would vote for a tree over Hillary, but what if the Dem option is not her? Could I vote for McCain? Sadly, I think not.

I truly believe that a President Obama would be careful not to go to extremes out of concern it would harm his historic legacy of being the first African American President. I truly believe he would want to be a broker of compromise, at least in his first term. So at the end of the day, I think Obama’s actions would be more moderate than anything. Hillary would railroad everything. And if Obama was a bad President, we could vote him out.

But here is my dilemma: John McCain is no conservative. As a man, as a Naval hero, as a husband and father I have the utmost respect for him, but he is not running to be my father nor for head Naval historian. In the end McCain and Obama might be the same politically in action, so I would rather be on the side of history. I would rather vote for a historical presidency than to reward someone who is not as they advertise. Sen. McCain is no conservative and he is no Reagan, although he now claims to be (oh that offends me so).

Sen. McCain has turned his back on Republicans and Conservatives too many times to be rewarded with the nomination. If he does win the nomination, the ONLY way he will get my vote is if he is running against Hillary Clinton, period.

UPDATE: Word is Giuliani will drop out (Hoo Hoo, like I said. Tell ‘em Fred) and will support McCain. McCain, Giuliani… ‘ Nuff said.


Anonymous said...

McCain is for amnesty, against conservative judges, against tax cuts, for cap and trade global warming legislation, against exploiting domestic energy resources (ANWAR, offshore), and if his past is to be a guide, would support national health care...what difference is there between him and a Democrat?

The Squeaky Wheel said...

None, you are right. That is my point. So if he is running against Obama you might as well vote for a historic candidate.

The Squeaky Wheel said...

Limbaugh said it best today:

"But to pretend that Senator McCain is the choice of conservatives when exit poll data from every primary state show just the opposite... He is not the choice of conservatives, as opposed to the choice of the Republican establishment -- and that distinction is key. The Republican establishment, which has long sought to rid the party of conservative influence since Reagan, is feeling a victory today as well as our friends in the media."

Anonymous said...

The Media is in love with McCain. That is reason enough for me not to vote for him. I am a Mitt supporter. However, if it is between McCain and Obama I think Obama is my liberal of choice. Hillary, God Forbid.