Monday, June 2, 2008

Weigh in on John McCain

Here are quotes about and by Senator John McCain. Leave a comment in his defense.

“We have seen overwhelming enthusiasm for our candidates all across the country because voters are hungry for change, not more of the same failed Republican leadership we’d get with John McCain as president.” -- Howard Dean

"By attacking Senator McCain, who happens to be the Republican presidential nominee, congressional Democrats are playing politics with billions of taxpayer dollars. Senator McCain was one of the few people to take on the original Boeing tanker deal and Representative Murtha and his colleagues should have been supporting McCain's investigation at the time. Those who criticize Senator McCain over this are rewriting history.” -- Melanie Sloan

“At a time when Senator Clinton knows that American and allied forces are making real progress in Iraq, it is unfortunate that she would look to score political points by mischaracterizing Senator McCain’s statement with intellectually dishonest attacks. The differences between Senator McCain’s position, that we must win this war, and Senator Clinton’s position, withdrawal and de facto surrender on day one, are important enough to have an honest debate over.” -- Jill Hazelbaker
“McCain gives you something to admire and loathe almost every day. He did some terrific things this week on his anti-poverty tour: He gave a lovely tribute to Congressman John Lewis in Selma, he called out Bush's Hurricane Katrina non-performance in New Orleans. (Of course, he also voted against the Katrina relief funds.) The very fact that a Republican would take such a tour is significant--but his willingness to go into the muck on Hamas and Obama's "friendship"--or whatever it is--with the American terrorist Bill Ayres is gutter crap.” -- Joe Klein

“I think it’s very clear who Hamas wants to be the next president of the United States. So apparently has Danny Ortega and several others. I think that people should understand that I will be Hamas’s worst nightmare….If senator Obama is favored by Hamas I think people can make judgments accordingly.” -- John McCain
“I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline.” -- John McCain

“The problem... is that most members of Congress don't pay attention to what's going on.” -- John McCain

"War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.” -- John McCain

"We spent $3 million to study the DNA of bears in Montana. I don't know if that was a paternity issue or a criminal issue." -- John McCain on wasteful congressional spending

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