Another Real Conservative Abandons McCain

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  1. jillian
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    Michael Smerconish Endorses Obama

    Head Strong: McCain fails the big five tests | Philadelphia Inquirer | 10/19/2008
     
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    Who cares?
    Keep digging. It won't win the election for you.
     
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    Allie, can you tell me which of the swing states you think McCain will win? Do you think McCain will win Virginia?
     
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    Noted Reagan adminstration official and top US Arms negotiator bails too

     
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    There's some hope, then, if conservatives are actually disgusted.
     
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    Well it's reinforced that there are conservatives who aren't wingnuts. I'm comforted by that.
     
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    Wow. This says a lot about rational thinking returning to American politics.

    -Joe
     
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    McCain threw this election away the minute he chose Palin as his VP. Conservatives were outraged by it in their immediate reaction. Then the RNC came knocking and told them all to be good toy soldiers or the RNC wouldn't pay them this year. So the conservative journalists went along with it until Palin's ABC interview where she said that you can see Russian land from Alaska as being foreign policy experience. Her interview with Couric was a disaster.

    When Gerogia, North and South Dakota are becoming swing states, you know Nov. 4 is going to be a long night for the GOP.
     
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    So what's more conservative about Obama than McCain?
     
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    While it's not a secret that I do not support Barack Obama, I do not support John McCain as well and I have been a life long Republican. It is my belief that John McCain abandoned fiscal responsibility, and basic principles of representation, when 87% of the people here in Arizona that sent a resounding message to him NOT to vote for the bailout bill John McCain did so anyway. This sent a strong signal to me that like many other people in congress both democrat and republican alike that John McCain was willing to disregard the very people that placed him into office. Another reason that my support for John McCain was withdrawn has been his open support for EADS in the Air Force Tanker contract over Boeing and a bidding process which allowed a contract process to drag on for more than 10 years on an Aircraft that is more than 45 years old. I have had my disagreements with many here, and still will defend John McCains naval career and I believe his service was nothing but honorable. However all that being said, I see John McCain and Barack Obama as both having enough issues that my support was not warranted.

    I see this race in 2008 as unlike any other it has been my experience to vote in. While many conservatives are openly not supporting John McCain , there are many democrats that are supporting John McCain. We have entered a brave new world where, perhaps we will start picking out candidates on their individual qualifications and not the little letter at the end of their name. I see this as a positive step in any case. Perhaps if we are lucky enough we might even be able to rid ourselves off all those benchwarmers in congress that have no other interests but their own both democrat and republican.
     
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