[I]n a McCain presidency with a Democratic Congress, conservatives risk becoming irrelevant
...Given his record, it’s entirely possible that a President McCain could get a lot done with a Democratic Congress. The problem is that his “achievements” could become the stuff of conservative nightmares. Any Republican more comfortable taking questions from Tim Russert than Sean Hannity is hardly well-positioned to resist leftward pressures from the Washington establishment.
Conservatives must be aware that, liberated from the constraints imposed on him by a campaign, a President McCain would lack any incentive to continue even the grudging outreach he’s offered them so far. What’s more, McCain surely would know, given the gravity of the issue, that he could count on Republican support for a vigorous prosecution of the war on terror – along with a few Democrats who would, no doubt, gladly help him out in exchange for his support on an important domestic issue.
Given his admirable record in the war on terror, even a President McCain is infinitely preferable to any Democrat alternative. But any Republicans who support McCain in the primaries should understand that they risk driving conservatism to the sidelines at home.
Here are some other related links:
McCain’s billionaire national finance co-chair Jerry Perenchio - Michelle Malkin
Remind me again which party’s presidential nomination John McCain is running for?All McCain posts - Michelle Malkin
'Straight Talk' Express Takes Scenic Route to Truth - Ann Coulter
Paul M. Weyrich, national chairman of Sixty Votes Coalition PAC, says he won't vote for McCain against Hillary - Wes Vernon
McCain's Age - Thomas Sowell
... Quite aside from age, there is all too much evidence already that John McCain is not the kind of man who has given in-depth thought to many of the serious issues on which he shoots from the hip, which some people equate with "straight talk."'Maverick' and 'Conservative' Aren't Synonyms - David Limbaugh
The media have dubbed him a "maverick," which is another way of spinning the fact that he is headstrong and unreliable.
Senator McCain's teaming up with Senator Ted Kennedy on immigration, and with equally left-wing Senator Russ Feingold to violate the First Amendment in the name of "campaign finance reform," are classic examples of a loose cannon.
Senator McCain is not a bad man. He has some admirable qualities. But there are plenty of good people who would be dangerous in a job for which they are not suited.
Back in the 18th century, Edmund Burke said that some people "may do the worst of things without being the worst of men." The White House is not the place for that.
Update 1/29/08: I heard this today and it was awesome... I'm thankful that Bryan clipped it. Rush Limbaugh was asked to shut up about McCain today, so he did:
And here's a new ad: McCain = Hillary