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President John McCain’s 1st term in office will be one to remember. There are those pundits who espouse that McCain will get his way on the foreign policy front because of the lack of 60 plus Democratic members of the U.S. Senate. There are those that say that McCain’s domestic agenda will be dead on arrival once it reaches the congress.
I do think that President McCain will get a lot more domestic issues passed than you might think. Remember that McCain is only a recent convert to making Bush tax-cuts permanent. Candidate McCain’s position on Global warming, no drilling in ANWR and McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy truly shows that he does have a lot in common with liberals in general and Democrat's in particular on domestic policy.
This is quite a change from President Bush and will earn McCain some “goodwill” chits to cash in on K Street. McCain will excel in foreign policy in regards to the war on terror and the Iraq Theater. He will be a strong Commander in Chief when it comes to killing terrorists and destroying their network, and I do think that is where the liberal opposition will come in to play.
President Bush and the liberals clash on everything because of the war on terror. Liberals are weak in that regard and they do not want to see Bush succeed at being victorious on that front. What is good for America is bad for Democrats.
McCain will enjoy a brief honeymoon with the Democratic controlled congress much more than any other Republican would or could. As much as I hate to say it, McCain is the only Republican that can be elected President of the United States. A true conservative cannot be elected with this type of political atmosphere at present. John McCain is faced with a difficult choice in regards to his vice-presidential pick.
The self-proclaimed maverick must pick a true conservative as his second in command or face a backlash come this November. My prediction is that John McCain will probably put another thumb in the eye of the conservatives with a bipartisan appointment, or appointments to the Supreme Court. Gang of 14 come to mind!
I know that he has promised judges in the mold of Roberts and Alito, but I think that for political expediency and to assuage liberals, he will bend to their (liberal) desires to gain some chits to redeem in the foreign policy realm. I do think that a President McCain will succeed in his quid quo pro with the liberal Democrats, but I also think that it will be the death-nail with what conservative base that he may have.
Bottom line is this-John McCain will be a great Commander in Chief, but will lose what conservatives that he has and be a one term President. That is why it is most important whom he picks as his VP. Just my thoughts!
Monday, May 26, 2008
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