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I have not yet met one person in Washington, DC or Michigan who is excited to vote for John McCain.  Can a candidate win if he doesn't inspire?  

And, has a candidate ever won the presidency by offering as his central policy a scaling back of government programs while average americans are suffering through a recession?

John McCain's core domestic message -- "NO MORE PORK" -- is not inspiring...(unless maybe you're Jewish).

I get the pork stuff, but where's the BEEF?  No real health care plan.  Privatizing social security.  And lots of Vetoes!  Hmm...

McCain's foreign policy message -- "THERE WILL BE MORE WARS" -- is much more uplifting, but is at odds with his message of fiscal responsibility.

Would you really rather pay for a war than have health insurance, a house, social security and a valuable currency.

McCain's social policy message is the most intriguing -- "DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL" -- as in, don't ask me about my faith, and I'll whisper when I talk about social issues.

Social conservatives don't trust that he's sufficiently pro-life, and most Democrats will flee in horror when they see that his record has become one of the most socially conservative in the Senate.

This Jew who loves Bacon wants to hear from all DKos Republicans, Independents and Disaffected Democrats -- what exactly is enticing about a John McCain presidency?

Originally posted to LR23 on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 03:20 PM PDT.

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  •  He is a Republican. (4+ / 0-)
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    bincbom, doinaheckuvanutjob, Bronx59, LR23

    He doesn't inspire me in the least, but that is the one reason I get from people who say they support him.  Republican, and they still believe that their party is the party of conservatives, even after all Bush has done.

    Some of them even still believe that there were weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq, and that santa claus lands on their roof on Christmas eve.

    Sad. I know.

    "The first casualty when war comes is the truth." --Sen. Hiram Johnson

    by panicbean on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 03:28:27 PM PDT

  •  The title made me expect a blank diary. (3+ / 0-)
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    middleagedhousewife, Bronx59, LR23

    Actually the title belongs on the list of the world's shortest books (WARNING: OFFENSIVE):

    "Some men see things as they are and say 'Why?' I dream things that never were and say, 'I need to quit drinking!'" - Greasy Grant

    by Greasy Grant on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 03:28:49 PM PDT

  •  What some people hope McCain Admin. will be (3+ / 0-)
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    panicbean, Bronx59, LR23

    Rich want to get richer, as they've been doing under Bush-Cheney.

    Pentagon wants to keep their special supremacy. Ditto military contractors and their investors.

    The National Association of Manufacturers, trans-national corporations, and other 'economic royalists' (as FDR called them) want government off their back. No $ for safety, no interest in paying living wages, or investing in environmental controls. They want to continue private profits and socialized expenses like dealing with their pollution.

    Macho, red-meat types want one of theirs in office because they are afraid of being insulted by metrosexuals, uppity women, and cosmopolitan types.

    Sleeping masses want to stay asleep, not be called to duty or action by an awake and alert government.

    Media loves McCain--their kind of easy-going storyteller, entertaining, amusing, lively.

    Media owners want to continue monopolistic behavior and lack of oversight.

    Best Diary of the Year?

    by LNK on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 03:31:28 PM PDT

  •  TIPS... (5+ / 0-)

    for inspiring leaders who follow up their words with deeds.

    Obama/Biden '08

  •  i'm not jewish but (3+ / 0-)
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    dougymi, LR23, Tortmaster

    No Pork inspires me.  The problem is that paying for wars costs a hell of a lot more than pork.
    If we got out of Iraq we could afford to build bridges to nowhere all over the place.

    •  exactly! (4+ / 0-)

      The Iraq occupation is the biggest pork project of all. It's not only the one that spends large quantities of federal money but spends the blood of our servicepeople. And it's one that john mccain not only approves of, but wants to expand and enlongate.

      A learning experience is one of those things that says, 'You know that thing you just did? Don't do that.' Douglas Adams

      by dougymi on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 03:54:41 PM PDT

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      •  I HAVE to be by Dougymi's signature! Sweet! (2+ / 0-)
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        dougymi, LR23

        In his speech at the convention that nominated George Bush for a second term, McSame claimed that only someone "deluded" would have ignored the "necessity" of the war.

        Later, in his speech, he goes on to state that the war was going to make the economy a shambles and kill brave soldiers.

        Putting the pieces together, you can see that McCain's ...

        1. First option is war;
        1. With the foreknowledge that it'll destroy the economy and the lives of innocents and brave soldiers.

        Yes, gimme more of that! /snark

        "Obama, Obama, I love ya, Obama; you're only November away" -- cute ginger kid

        by Tortmaster on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 04:29:36 PM PDT

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  •  JOHN MCCAIN INSPIRES ME!! (1+ / 0-)
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    Here's how:

    And this inspiring speech on dehydrated babies:

    Children in the U.S... detained [against] intl. & domestic standards." --Amnesty Internati

    by doinaheckuvanutjob on Tue Jun 10, 2008 at 05:22:52 PM PDT

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