Yes, you are reading this right.
John McCain is not a bad person. As a matter of fact, I have a lot of respect for him. A lot of Democratic politicians, such as Barack Obama and Joe Biden, have a lot of respect for him, which is why they do not target McCain in personal mud slings.
You can tell a lot about the success or imminent success of a politician by those who surround him or her during a speech. When a politician is looking good he or she is surrounded by a lot of people who want to ride with the popularity.
When a politician isn’t doing so well, like McCain, you’ll see non politicians surrounding him or her. Cindy McCain for instance standing in the background. Joe Lieberman, the one time Dem now ‘independent’ has been a good friend to McCain as well. But, as far as the other Republican’s are concerned, McCain is simply going down with the ship.
John McCain is a victim of the back end of 8 years of George Bush. No matter what McCain says or does to try to distance himself from this, in the eyes of America McCain is part of the Republican establishment. He really doesn’t stand much of a chance.
There is probably a lot of guilt for many people to not want to vote for a war veteran who spent nearly five years as a POW, two of those in solitary confinement. I personally can not imagine being captive, and under the circumstances he was taken under, for five years. He received daily torturing on behalf of his country.
All of McCain’s 20 years + in the military, his four years in the House and 21 years in the Senate is probably not going to get him elected to the Presidency. The American people are simply fed up with the way that the country is led right now and they are in need of a change. Seventy-five percent of those surveyed in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll released yesterday said things are going badly in the United States. More than 70 percent of those asked stated that they are dissatisfied with President Bush’s performance.
So, Senator John McCain, decorated veteran, will be the one going down with the Republican ship. George Bush will be finding new employment in a few months while McCain is still in Washington with the ship.