Oh, boy. Can’t wait to see what happens when people read this over their Monday morning coffee.
Republican presidential candidate John McCain, looking to improve his standing with the party’s conservative voters, said Sunday the court decision that legalized abortion should be overturned.
“I do not support Roe versus Wade. It should be overturned,” the Arizona senator told about 800 people in South Carolina, one of the early voting states.
McCain also vowed that if elected, he would appoint judges who “strictly interpret the Constitution of the United States and do not legislate from the bench.”
I can’t fathom why anyone would entertain the notion of voting for McCain; a sad assessment considering how attractive a candidate he was eight years ago. After the Bush cabal beat him up disgracefully, McCain then suddenly embraced Bush — not just figuratively, but literally in a now uncomfortably odd photograph.
McCain abandoned whatever self-respect he may have had at that point, and has licked Bush’s boots at every opportunity. He’s compromised his principles so much that he is, frankly, no longer “maverick, independent” John McCain. Instead, he is now a name attached to a product of the RNC, a product that — after careful focus group research — is being molded into an extreme right flavor of the sort that is obviously no longer attractive to the electorate.
Idiocy. Pure and simple.
Say hello to the abortive end (pun intended) of the embryonic McCain campaign.
[Read a pretty good list of McCain flip-flops here.]
[Update, Monday morning: this story doesn’t seem to be on the front page of The Washington Post, and a story about his campaign appearance on A4 doesn’t mention this anti-choice statement. In fact, it doesn’t seem to be on the front page of any major newspapers (or their websites) this morning. Isn’t that interesting? Liberal media, indeed.]