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McCain's Losing It

Updated on September 18, 2008

Keep Up The Great Work McCain!

Did you hear the news? Senator John McCain, the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, claims that we can win the war in Iraq by the year 2013. I just read this report in Yahoo! news, and what I thought was most telling was that nowhere in that report did McCain give us a ballpark estimate how many more American lives will need to be shed before that day will come. The other interesting thing about this prediction is that McCain seems to be unwittingly telling us that at present we are not winning the war. So while he would like us to believe that, in 2008 his beloved surge plan is working, apparently it's not working all that great if it's going to take us another 5 years before he expects to be declaring "mission accomplished."

I can respect John McCain for not running from his record on the war. He has been unapologetically a supporter of this war since day one. However, given the fact that Americans have, by and large, decided already that we've shed enough American blood in Iraq, I really have to wonder if this guy is operating on all points when he says, "Vote for me! I'll have us out of Iraq in 5 years!"

Saying that John McCain is losing it may be generous of me, because it does imply that once upon a time he did have it to lose. I'll give him that. But comments like this make me realize a couple of things. First, if Republicans were smart, they'd be Democrats. Second, John McCain will be creamed come November.

So keep up the good work John!

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    • Marina Rosa profile image

      Marina Rosa 

      10 years ago from Southern California

      " . . . If Republicans were smart, they'd be Democrats" or maybe even Libertarians, but most certainly not John "Four-More-Years" McCain Republicans!

    • crashcromwell profile imageAUTHOR

      crashcromwell 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I'm a big fan of John Edwards, and I supported him as my first choice until he dropped out. That said, I don't see two Democrats choosing Edwards as their running mate in a row. He might help Obama attract the white vote that is possibly going to McCain, but I suspect that Hillary would do that job as well, plus help him with the women's vote.

      This campaign will probably go down in American history as one of the most memorable, and I think that both Obama and Clinton have proven themselves worthy of being included in the ticket one way or another.

    • Constant Walker profile image

      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      That WOULD be cool... if Hillary will do it. Personally, I would rather it be John Edwards. I think he would compliment Obama better than Clinton.

    • crashcromwell profile imageAUTHOR

      crashcromwell 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I'm sure there will be some who will go over to McCain, since he did have a fairly strong following among middle of the road Democrats in 2000. However, I don't attribute that to Obama's race. I think that the battle between Hillary and Obama was so contentious that it was bound to happen. That's why I believe the best strategy for a Democratic victory in November is for Obama and Clinton to form a ticket. They are ideologically very similar. I've got a hub posted on this subject located here: https://hubpages.com/politics/The-Dream-Team .

      Jim Henry

    • Constant Walker profile image

      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Scary, but true. I've heard, on the news, there are Dems who will vote for McCain if Hillary loses. That's just too stupid for words... :( These ostrich's would rather have a war monger than a black man?

    • crashcromwell profile imageAUTHOR

      crashcromwell 

      10 years ago from Florida

      I suspect that McCain has always had these views, since he was one of the earliest supporters of the Iraq War. Please recall that the first time McCain ran for President was in 2000, before any of this mess came up. The war wasn't an issue because it hadn't happened yet. Now we know the truth, and I agree with you that it's frightening that he's the Republican Party's likely nominee.

      I have to take exception with your notion that he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning. There are an awful lot of Republicans out there who wouldn't hold their nose and vote for a Democrat. I fully expect this one to go down to the wire. Let's hope that the Democrats have learned some lessons from the Republican tactics in the past two elections.

      Jim

    • Constant Walker profile image

      Constant Walker 

      10 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      I just watched, not 10 minutes ago, on MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, that McCain is backing, and defending, Gee-Duh's "no talking" stance regarding Hamas and Siria.

      Has McCain always been a fear and war monger? Until recently I thought he was probably a pretty good man, and was even ok with him becoming president. But that was based on little snippets I'd heard about him here and there. Jesus, the man is as dangerous as Bush.

      I'm SO GLAD he doesn't have a chance in hell of winning!...

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