Tuesday, February 5, 2008
CLINTON AND McCAIN SWITCH PARTIES!
In a stunning turnaround, Senators Clinton and McCain switched political parties! It all started last week when ultra-conservative writer Ann Coulter stated on “Hannity and Colmes” that she would support Clinton over McCain. She even said that she would campaign for the New York Senator if McCain won the Republican nomination.
Yesterday conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said, "McCain will kill conservatism as a dominant force in the Republican Party." Other conservatives got into the act. James Dobson, founder of the Colorado Springs-based Focus on the Family, said, "Speaking as a private individual, I would not vote for John McCain under any circumstances." Other conservatives have spoken out against the Arizona senator as well.
Conservatives say that McCain is not a true Republican. He voted against the Bush tax bill in 2001 and 2003. He also supported campaign finance reform and a immigration bill that would allow illegal aliens to become citizens.
Independents and even Democrats, on the other hand, love the Vietnam veteran. Even moderates and liberals who disagree with him on the issues, admire him as a man and think he would be a great leader. To insiders, then, it comes as no great surprise that John McCain said to Republicans, “If you don’t like me, to hell with you. I’m going to run as a Democrat.”
Where most people, even liberals, like John McCain, few people like Hillary Clinton, the person. Most Democrats admire her and respect her ability, but they don’t really like her. They don’t think she is authentic. Where McCain is known for his straight talk, Clinton is not completely trusted.
She speaks of her experience, but some people wonder if she learned the right lesson from that experience. Her biggest defeat was her healthcare plan back during her husband’s first term in office. Was she too secretive, too insular in that battle? Might the health care plan been a triumph if she had managed it better? Some Democrats are leery of her, especially now that Ann Coulter has promised her support. Can you blame Mrs. Clinton for considering a switch to the Republican party?