Saturday, July 5, 2008

"MCCAIN: PUMP THIS!" by Ann Coulter

Ann Coulter pulls no punches in this opinion piece as she criticize McCain's abysmal interest in the base of his party. I believe the criticism is well deserved and McCain has worked real hard to earn it. God bless him for the courage to run without our wholehearted support. He's either courageous or a fool. Ann obviously thinks the latter.

-Freedom Ain't Free (7/5/2008)


Thu Jul 3, 3:44 PM ET

Well, I guess we're all pretty relieved we didn't drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge back in 2002. What a disaster that would have been.

The vote on ANWR was almost entirely along partisan lines, with all Republicans, except a handful of "moderates," voting for drilling, and all Democrats, except a handful of sane Democrats like Zell Miller, voting against drilling.

John McCain opposed drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge because he polled soccer moms and found out they were against drilling. They thought it sounded too much like going to the dentist. McCain wanted to ensure that he remained beloved by the two pillars of his base: "centrists" and New York Times reporters.

Click here to read the entire commentary.


Randy A. Samuelson said...

Coulter says all there is to say. If the only principle a person has is winning, then all other principles will go out the window.

Senators have never made good Presidents. They are more concerned with working deals and building coalitions. The President should not put his finger in the air to see what policy the country wants.

The President's job is to lead and do what is in the best interest of the country, not what is popular for the country. Senators seldom make good leaders as they are always looking for enough popularity to win re-election.

For McCain to win, he needs to stop acting like Senator McCain and start acting like President McCain.

If the conservatives in the Republican Party are alienated by their own Party, its candidates, and its leaders, there will be hell to pay in two years for the party leaders.

Anonymous said...

I have long believed that Ann Coulter says what every conservative wishes they had the guts to say. This piece about McCain is in that tradition. Thanks for sharing.