I wrote this back in February when is became clear McCain would be the GOP candidate. Lately it has been getting a lot of hits from people Googling that question.
This seems to be the big question. Why should we Conservatives vote for and work to make John McCain the next President? Because that is what will be required for him to win.
Without the conservative base, if they stay home, Obama will win. There are some claiming that it will be no different, that somehow under a McCain presidency the same sorts of bad things that Obabma wants to do will happen. They claim that because of campaign finance reform, the amnesty bill and his opposing Bush’s tax cuts that every bad liberal idea in Obama’s socialist agenda will magically become part of the McCain Presidential legacy.
I see a vast difference between McCain’s and Obama’s presidential agendas. The first is judges. We can be sure that Obama will litmus test every judge he appoints and they will ALL be pro abortion. McCain’s will NOT.[Lately Obama has said "We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges."]
Obama:Constitution is a living document; no strict constructionism
[McCain said "The moral authority of our judiciary depends on judicial self-restraint, but this authority quickly vanishes when a court presumes to make law instead of apply it."]
Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
[Obama has also voted not to provide to infants with medical care if they happen to be delivered alive in a "botched abortion" His claim that he would have supported the Federal version is disputed by Fact Check: "We find that, as the NRLC said in a recent statement, Obama voted in committee against the 2003 state bill that was nearly identical to the federal act he says he would have supported. Both contained identical clauses saying that nothing in the bills could be construed to affect legal rights of an unborn fetus, according to an undisputed summary written immediately after the committee's 2003 mark-up session. "]
Obama:Voted against banning partial birth abortion
[McCain voted for the ban on partial birth abortions
Next is vetos, McCain has promised “No new taxes” and to veto any passed by Pelosi and Ried (assuming they hold the majorities).
STEPHANOPOULOS: But under no circumstances would you increase taxes?
Obama on taxes:
Obama: Raise Social Security taxes
Obama: Taxes Hike for Health Care
Sen. Barack Obama told George Stephanopoulos he would raise taxes
[On using taxes as social policy Obama said "What I've said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness." He is all about class warfare.]
On the war being waged against us by Islamo fascists, would I prefer a war tested veteran who understands intimately the sacrifices of our all volunteer military over Obama (whose foreign policy and military credentials are….?)
Obama [has] gone on record as supporting the “redeployment” of US troops. Two weeks ago, Obama announced a senate bill, “The Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007,” ostensibly aimed at curtailing the Bush administration’s escalation of the war in Iraq and mandating a “phased redeployment” of American forces to commence by May 2007 and end by March 2008.[I love when openly socialist groups support closet socialists]
[Lately Barney Frank slipped up by admitting their plan is to cut the military - in the middle of a war - by 25%]
I like this quote from Al Regenery:
But McCain wakes up in the morning and says to himself in the mirror.
“Duty, Honor, Country.”
HT Joe at Tech Republican
[I've not mentioned the 2nd amendment, fairness doctrine or probably dozens of other reasons, hopefully after tomorrow this will all be moot, after McCain is declared the winner (or in December when Obama's lawyers finally lose all appeals)]