Monday, January 28, 2008

Powerline's Mirengoff on McCain

Powerline is one of my favorite blogs. I found this brief, telling post there today.

John McCain's litmus test

posted by Paul Mirengoff - - -

John Fund reports on John McCain's opportunity to make peace with conservatives and wonders whether McCain will take advantage of it. Fund's column includes this tidbit:

Mr. McCain has told conservatives he would be happy to appoint the likes of Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court. But he indicated he might draw the line on a Samuel Alito, because "he wore his conservatism on his sleeve."
No one will ever accuse McCain of that "offense.


Comment: Most Republican primary voters will draw the line at voting for Sen. McCain, in part because they know he wouldn't appoint people like Justice Alito.

On the other hand, if the MSM press corp had its way, McCain would be the Republican nominee.


Jim in San Diego said...

There are a large number of voters who call themselves Republican, but are not extremely conservative, or call themselves Democratic, and are not extremely liberal.

If we insist on nominating someone who does not appeal to both of these groups, we risk losing the election to someone we VERY much disagree with.

(Note how I have phrased this so as not to disclose whether I am Republican or Democrat - the argument applies to anyone nominated by either party)

Jim Peterson

Anonymous said...

Note how you praise yourself.

JWM said...

Dear Jim,

I agree with you as far as the general election goes.

And your point works for either party most of the time.

I've got a schedule of IU showings.

I'll post within the hour.

There'll be a showing at SDSU in a few weeks.

Thanks for your appreciative comment the other day.