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?