February 3, 2008

To Know Him Is [Not] To Love Him

This from the Washington Post:
GOP Senators Reassess Views About McCain -- by Paul Kane

[O]thers have outright rejected the idea of a McCain nomination and presidency, warning that his tirades suggest a temperament unfit for the Oval Office.

"The thought of his being president sends a cold chill down my spine," Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), also a senior member of the Appropriations panel, told the Boston Globe recently. "He is erratic. He is hotheaded. He loses his temper and he worries me."

A former colleague says McCain's abrasive nature would, at minimum, make his relations with Republicans on Capitol Hill uneasy if he were to become president. McCain could find himself the victim of Republicans who will not go the extra mile for him on legislative issues because of past grievances.

"John was very rough in the sandbox," said former senator Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who is outspoken in his opposition to McCain's candidacy. "Everybody has a McCain story. If you work in the Senate for a while, you have a McCain story. . . . He hasn't built up a lot of goodwill."

Santorum was a fierce advocate for the GOP's social conservative wing -- a group particularly hostile to McCain because of his apostasy on immigration and same-sex marriage -- while Cochran is considered one of the more genteel senators. Both men back Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, for president.
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My guess is that McCain is the most likely candidate to win the nomination. But, when members of his own party who have worked closely with him don't want him as president -- we could be, to quote another president who had a certain turn of phrase -- though not as colorful as his son's, 'in deep doo-doo.'

We certainly don't need yet another president who hasn't a clue on how to compromise and tends to throw tantrums when crossed.
Just sayin. . . .


an average patriot said...

It sends chills down my spine too. He is as conservative as the little bush. He is so conservative Coulter said if he gets the nomination she is going to endorse hillary. what kind of endorsement is that?

two crows said...

hi, AAP--
McCain isn't TOO conservative for
Coulter. He's not conservative ENOUGH.
her's is the same kind of endorsement I thought about giving to What-the-Huck?

I seriously thought about voting for Huckabee when Florida dems were [again] disenfranchised -- this time by the DNC.
I'd love to give Huckabee the nomination because I figure there is NO way he will win the general election. he would drive republicans to the polls to vote for the dem candidate -- or get them to stay home in droves.

either that or Ann is trying to get people to panic and vote republican this fall by endorsing Clinton.

one or the other, bank on it.
watch for more dirty politics from her -- I'll bet she's just getting warmed up.

dguzman said...

I'm still giggling about Man-on-Dog Santorum's "John was very rough in the sandbox" comment.

tee hee