Apparently, John McCain learned a little something in South Carolina from the George W. Bush campaign in 2000. He realized that to win in today's GOP - one has to be a sleaze merchant, willing to court the bigot vote and say whatever it takes to get elected.
This scumbaggery manifested itself in a series of McCain "robo-calls" where he depicts Mitt Romney as a liberal on gay issues (once true) and portrays himself as "Mr. Conservative" (Kinda True). Here is the full transcript of the gay baiting lies:
"I'm calling with an urgent Mitt Romney [unintelligible]"
"We care deeply about traditional values and protecting families. And we need someone who will not waver in the White House: Ending abortion, preserving the sanctity of marriage, stopping the trash on the airwaves and attempts to ban God from every corner of society. These issues are core to our being.
"Mitt Romney thinks he can fool us. He supported abortion on demand, even allowed a law mandating taxpayer-funding for abortion. He says he changed his mind, but he still hasn't changed the law. He told gay organizers in Massachusetts he would be a stronger advocate for special rights than even Ted Kennedy. Now, it's something different.
"Unfortunately, on issue after issue Mitt Romney has treated social issues voters as fools, thinking we won't catch on. Sorry, Mitt, we know you aren't trustworthy on the most important issue and you aren't a conservative
"Paid for by John McCain 2008.
The thing is, conservatives will always hate McCain, because he has clashed with their leaders on several high-profile occasions. When McCain tried to win their love by kissing Bush's ass - he plummeted in the polls. Embarking on this strategy is, once again, a strategic blunder for McCain that will backfire. He will gain a few Republicans, but lose the Independents, just as he had earlier in his campaign.
Message: "Hey, I hate fags WAY more than HE does. Therefore I should be leader of the free world." What a country.
Being a Democrat,I'm not a big fan of McCian but if a republican had to win the President I would rather it be McCain then Mike Huckabee or Mitt Romey
posted by Ken, at
1/30/2008 7:46 AM
Read today's Huffington Post. McPain is a miserable old fuckwad who has a total hard-on for war. This gay-bashing, torture supporting Methuselah should retire to Florida where he can ride around the golf course all day wearing his Attends diapers. Red V
posted by Anonymous, at
1/30/2008 10:30 AM
Whether is McCain or Romney who gets the nod, both will polarize their party and that's a good thing, a weak opposition is a plus for the democrats.
posted by Robert, NYC, at
1/30/2008 10:50 AM
As a Hillary supporter, I strongly believe that she can defeat John McCain. The way to do it is by acknowledging that he is a war hero while highlighting his bad policy ideas, which are totally stale. That is how she will win the presidency, but it will be close. We are looking at a campaign which might actually be a test of ideas, but I'm not holding my breath.
posted by Chris L., at
1/30/2008 12:46 PM