Yet, if he is the Repub's candidate, please, give me the strength to vote for him.
Yes, Senator McCain is better than Hillary and Obama, but has our country slidden so far left that we can do no better than this Bob Dole redux?
The NY Times loves him. Arnold loves him. Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe love him. Talk about bad company. The past performance of John McCain as war hero does not indicate his future success as President of the United States.
Unfortunately, as a former Catholic and long time Bapticostal, I was mostly taught that Mormonism was a "cult." This undoubtedly hurt Mitt right out of the chute. The more, however, I delve into the doctrinal intricacies of some non-Mormon denominations, they could also be accused of doing some really weird things which I will not go into now. Would Romney bring these cultic(?) practices into the White House? Would hidden holy underwear be a great bother to his performance? Bill Clinton brought in a whole lot more in the form of his bacchanalian rituals which provoked incoming President Bush to fumigate and replace carpeting. Its fair to assume, though, that Clinton was a Bino - Baptist in Name Only. Could Romney, as has been taught by my fellow fundamentalists, really be Satan's representative? I think not, and the more I compare Romney with the Episcopalian turned Baptist (he has not been fully immersed, yet, which is obviously very important to Baptists) McCain, old Mitt is looking much better.
As of now, on the eve of Super Tuesday, I am in Mitt's corner, and not because of the shrill, super conservatives who have been boring me to death on talk radio with the McCain badgering.
Scariest of all - McCain has pledged to "reach across the aisle" to Democrats. What, the Dems can never reach across to Republicans? John McCain has too many negatives on immigration, taxation, freedom of speech retarded by McCain-Feingold, objections to oil drilling in Alaska, hoodwinked by the global warming scare tactic people, treating terrorists like "average American Joes" in Gitmo and elsewhere, allowing Dems to deter judicial nominees, and Clintonesque temper tantrums.
Despite his foibles, I generally have liked John McCain for his heroism and so-so conservative voting record. [I would take anyone over Hillary and Obama at this point]
Let this cup of John McCain for president pass, oh Lord. Amen.