There are a lot of people who are fans of John McCain.
I am not one of them.
While McCain’s recent career has shown flickers of sanity, and he has occasionally pleased me by extending a middle finger to the religious right, on the big issues, he has been wrong over and over and over again. I probably would never vote for him because McCain/Feingold, but that is not his only sin. It is because of McCain’s token opposition to torture and Bush detainee policies that those policies passed, as legitimate criticisms of those policies were muted by his status as a former victim of torture. He, in essence, used his moral authority to run cover for immoral policies.
Were it not for John McCain providing cover for this administration, those policies would not be in place. Add to it the recent pandering to the religious right, and what we see is not straight talk, or principles in action. We see political expediency and shameles self promotion.
And that alone is enough reason to not vote for John McCain. Not now, not ever.