Monday, May 26, 2008

President McCain's first term.

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!

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  1. Here's an important piece of advice: If it looks like it's going to be McCain/Palin anyway (and that should be a "no brainer" for Team McCain), McCain should announce NOW or VERY SOON, rather than later towards the convention. There's currently a growing chorus for Obama/Hillary (as VP) ticket (in fact the Dems are likely aware of the Palin phenomenon). If the GOP waits while movement for Hillary as VP grows -- even worse until after it is solidified that Hillary will/could be VP pick -- selecting Palin will be portrayed by Dems/liberal media more as a reaction by GOP selecting its own female (overshawdoing Palin's own remarkable assets), rather than McCain taking the lead on this. Selecting Palin now or early (contrary to the punditocracy) will mean McCain will be seen as driving the course of this campaign overwhelmingly, and the DEMS will be seen as merely reacting. And, there's absoultely no down-side to this because even if Hillary is a no-go as VP for Obama, the GOP gains by acting early. McCain the maverick. Palin the maverick. Do it now!

    There's no reason, and actually substantial negative, in McCain waiting to see what the Dems do first insofar as his picking Palin as VP, because, no matter who Obama picks, Palin is by far (and I mean far) the best pick for McCain and the GOP, especially in this time of GOP woes. The GOP can be seen as the party of real 'change' (albeit I hate that mantra, change, change, bla bla), while not really having to change from GOP core conservative values, which Palin more than represents.

    In light of the current oil/energy situation, as well as the disaffected female Hillary voters situation, and growing focus on McCain's age and health, Palin is more than perfect -- now.

    (Perhaps Team McCain is already on to this.)

  2. What is good for America is worst for the rest of the world... And that is what McCain will reinforce by going to war with Iran as soon as he becomes the president.
    America has wrecked havoc on this world in all fronts... economically it has impoverished several nations, militarily it has caused widespread devastation across the world, socially americans are outcasts everywhere...
    You are like frogs in a well who have never seen an ocean and will never acknowledge its presence...

  3. Casey Brown-MyersJune 9, 2008 at 3:14 PM

    To Anonymous.
    You Europeans have such a short memory and an elitist attitude. I know that you guys get tired of hearing this, but here goes. Because of America and her military, you are free (most europeans) to do as you please and not be dominated by the Soviets or Nazis. America goes to war to protect not only Americans but you snobs as well. Name any other country that has spilled as much of it's own blood for other people. You cannot do it because there isnt one. Your welcome!

  4. Anonymous,
    You said we are like frogs in a well who have never seen an ocean and will never acknowledge it's presence? Well, I have some bad news for you. We OWN the oceans and we OWN the skies and for you and your countrymens sake had better hope it stays that way!