Monday, March 17, 2008

A view of the future?

There you have Senator McCain (R-AZ) in Baghdad with the MV-22 turning in the background.

Nice visual.

Can you see any of the Democrats (OK, Sen. Clinton (D-NY) maybe), handle this visit list?
He was joined on the trip by Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, independent of Connecticut, and Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina.

The senators are also visiting Israel, London and Paris.
Also, one of the leaders of the conservative right, Gov. Sanford (R-SC) has weighed in with a tone in line with what Uncle Sam is telling you.
To use a football analogy, we're at halftime; and the question for conservatives is whether to get off the bench for the second half of the game.

I sat out the first half, not endorsing a candidate, occupied with my day job and four young boys at home. But I'm now stepping onto the field and going to work to help John McCain. It's important that conservatives do the same.

It's easy to get caught up in the pursuit of political perfection, and to assume that if a candidate doesn't agree with you 100% of the time, then he doesn't deserve your support. In fact, Mr. McCain is a lot closer to 100% than many conservatives realize. He has never voted for a tax increase in his 25 years in Congress. He holds an 83% lifetime rating from the American Conservative Union. He is listed as a taxpayer hero by Citizens Against Government Waste. And he is supported by noted conservatives Phil Gramm, Jack Kemp and others.

The process of iron sharpening iron is good for the GOP. But now, I believe, the time has passed for focusing on what divides us.
I also note that there is significant high-level IT backing: the PowerWomen of the IT world - are forming up to back McCain.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain has tapped Silicon Valley for another top female corporate leader.

Retiring eBay Chief Executive Meg Whitman will become a national co-chair for the McCain campaign. Whitman, who steps down from her eBay job at the end of the month, had been a major fundraiser for Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who dropped out of the Republican race last month.

Last week, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who campaigned for McCain in the primaries, was tapped to lead the party's fundraising efforts for the November campaign and to go on the road touting the presumptive GOP nominee's economic policies.
Meanwhile, the Democrats are stuck in the past with their Ethnic & Gender Studies navel gazing.

Cowboy up everyone - Summ'as goin'n to be rough.

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